ETU student will represent Russia at the World Junior Powerlifting Championships in Canada
Alexander Grigoriev, student of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI,” won second prize in the Russian Junior Powerlifting Championship held in Moscow from January 28 to February 1.
Alexander Grigoriev, 2nd-year student of the Faculty of Information Measurement and Biotechnical Systems at ETU "LETI," member of the St. Petersburg powerlifting team, won second prize in the individual competition in the 66 kg weight class. In total, 88 athletes from 29 Russian regions took part in the competition.
Alexander has lifted summarily 680 kg in three exercises (bench press, squatting, deadlift), and equaled the Russia junior record in bench press by lifting 205 kg. In 2017, Alexander set the world record of 188 kg in bench press in the 66 kg class at the U-18 World Powerlifting Championships in Orlando (USA). Then the young powerlifter got 650.5 kg in three disciplines.
According to Andrei Vendik, coach of the athlete, one of the founders of the St. Petersburg powerlifting school, Alexander is now preparing for the Powerlifting Championship among St. Petersburg universities, which will traditionally be held at ETU.
“Alexander's working ability is remarkable; he manages to combine his studies and very difficult training. It takes a lot of time and effort. He is truly a high-achiever.”
“I try to keep studying in mind; I got only "good" and "excellent" marks at the exams. It is important to be able to follow the regime and combine training at the gym with self-education. I consider several career building options, as I like both sport and my specialty namely technosphere safety.”
The silver medal provided the athlete with a place in the Russian national team at the World Junior Powerlifting Championships, which will be held in Canada in August 2019.