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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


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