Andrei Rybakou

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Andrei Rybakou (Belarusian: Андрэй Анатолевіч Рыбакоў) (born March 4, 1982 in Mogilev, Belarussian SSR) is a Belarusian weightlifter.

Andrei Rybakou
Andrei Rybakov

Rybakou in 2011
Medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing  Belarus
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens -85 kg
Disqualified 2008 Beijing -85 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Santo Domingo -85 kg
Gold medal – first place 2007 Chiang Mai -85 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Władysławowo -85 kg


Rybakou won silver medals in men's 85 kg at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, setting a world record at the 2008 Olympics.[1]

In April 2006, he won the European Championship. Later that year, during the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships he was crowned as the World Champion in the 85 kg category.[2]

He won the gold medal in the 85 kg category again at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships,[2] setting a world record with a 187 kg snatch.[3]

In 2016, he was stripped of his 2008 Olympic medal after a retest of his doping sample tested positive for steroids.[4]


  2. ^ a b "Rybakov Andrei". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Andrei Rybakov". Lift Up. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  4. ^ "9 Olympians, including 6 medallists, caught for Beijing doping". 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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