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Famous Olympic Weightlifters

Weightlifting Olympic Players: Weightlifting is one of the popular Olympic sports. It involves lifting of weights, which are made up steel. These weights or steel bars are known as barbells. This sport is absolutely meant for people with strength and physical power.

In weightlifting training and technique are very important. If anybody tries to lift heavy weights without proper training and guidance, he might injure himself. Thus the sport is also referred as weight training.

For this sport, one has to build up strong muscles and be in shape. It is a sport, where shorter people are found to excel more than taller ones. Naim Suleymanoglu is one of the famous weightlifters, who has gained popularity.

Naim Suleymanoglu is a Turk, who was born on the 23rd of January in the year of 1967. He won gold medal in featherweight group in the Olympics at Seoul in 1988, Barcelona Summer Games of 1992 and Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996. Naim Suleymanoglu won a total of seven World Weightlifting Championships, out of which one is in Olympics and six were in European Championships.

The Greatest Weightlifters at the Olympic Games
Players NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
Pyrros DimasGreeceM3014
Kakhi KakhiashviliGreeceM3003
Halil MutluTurkeyM3003
Naim SüleymanoğluTurkeyM3003















Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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