Born on July 28, 1961 in Grodno.
The two-time Olympic champion. The winner of the Games of the XXIV Summer Olympiad 1988 in Seoul and XXV Summer Olympiad 1992 in Barcelona in the super heavyweight category up to 110 kg (-110kg).
Considered as the most slender of the three two-time champions, who forced to change the perception of correlation of form and strength.
Internationally Certified Judge.
A member of the Executive Committee of European and International Weightlifting Federations.
Was awarded the title “Merited Master of Sports”, Order “Badge of Honour”.
Honorary Citizen of Grodno.