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Yury Zakharevich

Full name: Yury Ivanovich Zakharevich
Original name: Юрий Иванович Захаревич
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: January 18, 1963 in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Dimitrovgrad, Dimitrovgrad (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Yury Zakharevich took over the mantle of greatness in the heavyweight class from fellow Soviet [Leonid Taranenko]. In 1983 Zakharevich dislocated his elbow and was told he would never lift again. He had surgery, however, in which a synthetic tendon was used to rebuild the elbow and returned better than before. By the late 1980s he was so dominant that the super-heavyweights feared he might attempt to move up to their weight class. At the 1986 World Championships his total would have won silver in the super-heavyweight class. Zakharevich was World heavyweight champion from 1985-87, while taking middle-heavyweight silver in 1981 and sub-heavyweight silver in 1982, and European heavyweight champion from 1984-88, while taking middle-heavyweight silver in 1981, sub-heavyweight silver in 1982 and heavyweight silver in 1990. Zakharevich also won the Soviet sub-heavyweight title in 1982, heavyweight title in 1986, while taking middle-heavyweight silver in 1981, and won the Soviet middle-heavyweight cup in 1980 and sub-heavyweight cup in 1981. During his career Zakharevich broke 38 world records, four in middle-heavyweight (three in snatch and one in total), 16 in sub-heavyweight (seven in snatch, four in clean & jerk and five in total) and 18 in heavyweight (ten in snatch, two in clean & jerk and six in total). Zakharevich finished his sporting career after the fall of Soviet Union and later worked as a sports official. In the 1990s he was vice-president of the Russian Weightlifting Federation and from 2000-03 was the president of the International Weightlifting Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight II Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR

Men's Heavyweight II

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 455.0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1 210.0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 195.0 o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 205.0 o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 210.0 o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 1 245.0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 245.0 o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 251.0 x
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 251.0 x
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