February 9th 2019

Weight lifting Workshop

with world champion Dmitri Klokov

The sport of weightlifting is one of the premier class of the Olympic Movement. Olympic champion may call themselves to this day very few.

Dmitri Klokov was born in Balashikha, the son of Vyacheslav Klokov, who was a world champion in the Heavyweight category.

Klokov became world champion at the 2005 World Championships, with a total of 419 kg. He also participated at the 2005 and 2006 Arnold Sports Festivals in Columbus, Ohio. At the 2006 World Championships and 2007 World Championships he ranked 3rd.

Klokov won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, with a total of 423 kg. He won the silver medal at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships, with a 196 kg snatch, 232 kg clean and jerk for a total of 428 kg at a body weight of 104.6 kg. He lost to a fellow Russian, Khadzhimurat Akkayev by 2 kilos (on the snatch). Klokov was scheduled to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 105 kg class but was forced to withdraw due to undisclosed medical reasons.

In May 2015, Klokov announced his retirement from international competition. Klokov recently signed with the Baltimore Anthem of the National Pro Grid League.

Klovkov was involved in controversy regarding facilitating building a Trump Tower in Moscow.

© 2015 by Janis Rajaonarivelo, Switzerland