National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
20 August 2019
Anatoly Lobachev passed away

On August 19, at the 81st year of life, Anatoly Leonidovich Lobachev died.

Anatoly Lobachev was born on March 14, 1939.

He was engaged in weightlifting. He began his coaching career in 1968 as a weightlifting trainer in the Mogilev Regional Council of the Spartak Sports and Sports Association. In 1974 he graduated from the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture (now the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture).

He worked as a trainer and teacher of the weightlifting department at the Mogilev State School of Olympic Reserve, has the highest qualification category.

Having many years of work, Anatoly Lobachev made a great contribution to the development of weightlifting in Mogilev, the Mogilev region and the Republic of Belarus. From 1999 to 2000, A. L. Lobachev headed the national weightlifting team of the Republic of Belarus, who won two bronze medals at the XXVII Summer Olympic Games. He trained twenty-five masters of sports of international class and more than one hundred masters of sports of the Republic of Belarus; among them the world and European weightlifting champion, the silver medalist of the XXVIII and XXIX summer Olympic Games - Andrei Rybakov and the European champion - Vitaly Derbenev. In 2013, the students of Lobachev - Ekaterina Shkuratova and Dina Sazanovets became bronze medalists at the World Weightlifting Championships, and Andrei Rybakov won a gold medal in a jerk.

In 2001, he was awarded the medal "For Labor merits"; in 2009 and 2010 for excellent services to the development of the Olympic movement in the Republic of Belarus - the medal "For Outstanding Services" of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

In 2014, for his great services to the city, Anatoly Leonidovich became the “Honorary Citizen of Mogilev”.

The NOC of Belarus expresses sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Anatoly Leonidovich in connection with the great loss. 

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