Dmitry Klokov

Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov (Russian: Дмитрий Вячеславович Клоков; born February 18, 1983)[1] is a Russian former Olympic weightlifter,[2] and World Champion. He competed in the 105 kg category.

Russian weightlifter
This article is about the Olympic weightlifter. For Dimitri Klokov the former Russian government press secretary who was famously confused for the weightlifter, see Mueller report and Michael Cohen (lawyer).
Dmitry Klokov

Klokov in November 2011
Personal information
Full name Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov
Nationality Russian
Born (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 38)
Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Spouse(s) Elena Klokova (m. 2006)
Sport
Country  Russia
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 105 kg
Turned pro 2004
Coached by Alexander Venkov
Retired 2015
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 196 kg (2011)
  • Clean & Jerk: 232 kg (2011)
  • Total: 428 kg (2011)

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Klokov was born in Balashikha,[3] the son of Vyacheslav Klokov, who was a world champion in the heavyweight category.[4][5]

Klokov became world champion at the 2005 World Championships, with a total of 419 kg.[1][4] He also participated in the 2005 and 2006 Arnold Sports Festivals in Columbus, Ohio.[6] At the 2006 World Championships and 2007 World Championships he ranked 3rd.[4][1]

Klokov won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, with a total of 423 kg.[1] 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.[7] Klokov recently signed with the Baltimore Anthem of the National Pro Grid League.

Klokov and his wife, Elena Klokova, have a daughter named Anastasia.[8]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008 Beijing, China 105 kg 185 190 193 3 222 226 230 2 423
World Championships
2005 Doha, Qatar 105 kg 186 190 192 222 227 419
2006 Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep 105 kg 180 185 188 218 227 227 4 406
2007 Chiang Mai, Thailand 105 kg 185 189 190 4 221 234 234 5 411
2010 Antalya, Turkey 105 kg 185 190 192 218 223 227 415
2011 Paris, France 105 kg 187 192 196 220 225 232 428
European Championships
2010 Minsk, Belarus 105 kg 185 190 190 217 224 409

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