Aleksandr Popov (weightlifter)

Aleksandr Popov ( Александр Попов ; born 17 November 1959) is a Soviet and Russian weightlifter who competed in the 1980s and 1990s. He won several World and European medals.

In 1988, Popov set the clean and jerk world record of 242.5 kg in the 100 kg weight class. That same year, he took part in the Seoul Olympics, but had to compete in the heavier (110 kg) category and finished fifth.