Top 10 Olympic Weightlifting Athletes of All Time | Weightlifters

The world is jam-packed with challenges. The challenges of life lead to the strong point lies in humans. The alignment of power may involve countless parameters. This is the reason which turned into the evolution of sports. Olympics is considered as the world’s most significant event in sports. Following the number of categories with the occurrence period of every four years. Weightlifting is one of the leading classes of Olympics. Weightlifting demands tremendous physical ability to hold the baseball consisted of significant plates of weight. The name of the competition in the battle of weightlifting is- snatch clean and jerk respectively. The aspirants receive the chance of three trials. The entries of body weights vary for woman and man. We are going to talk about ten best weightlifters of Olympics ever. The names of the primary weightlifters are mentioned below-

  1. Pyrros DimasWeightlifting

This legendary weightlifter belongs from Greece. He is having a record of winning medals from 1992 to 2000. He made his hattrick of medals, involving three golds and one bronze respectively. He earned three golds.  Unfortunately, in the fourth year, he met with a knee injury which proved fatal to his luck of marking the success of gold but still he achieved bronze. Pyrros declared his retirement from the sphere of sports. His name has been written in the golden words in the history of Olympics games. He has secured the first position in the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

  1. Halil MutluWeightLifters

Halil Mutlu is entitled to highest numbers of medals in the voyage of Olympics. He got 5 World Championships and 10 European Championships. He received gold in the years of 1996, 2000 and 2004. He is the single person who has managed to earn four gold medals in the journey of weightlifting. More than that he is also maintaining the record of winning maximum gold medals. No one became enough eligible to beat him till date. He has acquired the second position in the list of ten best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

  1. Naim Suleymanoglu

Naim Suleymanoglu has raised the recognition of Turkey. Naim is an eminent personality of International Weightlifting Federation as well. He is among the prominent face to win the medals belonging to Turk. He marked his importance by winning three gold medals in weightlifting. In the years of 1982, 1988 and 1996 respectively. Rather than that he the World Championships with grabbing seven medals and 2 In the European Championships. He has made the third mark on the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

  1. Hossein Rezazadeh

Hossein Rezazadeh is the champion who managed to lift 472.5 kilos during his sports events in Sydney in the year of 2000. This turned to be a major turning point in his life and lead to the breaking reason of records previously. He belongs from Iran. He created an implausible level in the track or the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

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  1. Paul Anderson

This power pact personality belongs to the United States of America. He made his place in Olympic International in the year of 1956. He became World Champion once and National Champion twice in his career. Paul is the only weightlifter who redefined the strength of Powerlifting with his immense zest and extreme passion towards the weightlifting. He is also having an unbeatable record in the Guinness Book of World Records for his capability of weightlifting.

  1. Leonid Zhabotinsky

Leonid is the one who has upgraded the sense of performance. As he has 19 records in all total. In the year 1964, he won the gold medal for the weightlifting championship of Olympics. Later he earned the victory of 2 European Championships following four other medals He belongs from the Soviet Union. He made his appearance two times in the Olympics International. Leonid is truly a renowned glittering name in the world of weightlifting. He has acquired the sixth rank in the list of ten best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

  1. Zhou LuLu

The first woman on our list Zhou LuLu. Basically, she 8s the citizen of Russia. She commenced the record of lifting 332 kilograms. She won the gold medal in the Olympics International. Zhou also grabbed one gold and one silver in World Championship. She is the heftiest inspiration for other woman and for entire World. She secured seventh place in the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever.

  1. Charles Vinci

Vinci belongs to the United States of America and he obtained a gold medal in the year of 1956 and 1960. He also managed to take two gold medals in the Pan American Games in the year 1955 and 1959. He marked his presence twice in the Olympics International.  Later he got registered to acquire 12 records on the World level. He had broken various other records such as in snatch; clean jerk the three major subcategories of weightlifting in Olympics International.

  1. Waldemar Baszanowski

Waldemar belongs to the country Poland. He made his recognition. He secured 5 gold medals in the world Championship. He retained his triumph by winning two gold medals.  Afterward, he became a renowned member of Olympics International Federation. He obtained eight positions in the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever. He made his presence twice in Olympics. He is one of the best weightlifters till date. Waldemar is another name of motivation.

  1. Liu Chunhong

Last but not the least; we are having Liu Chunhong in our index. She is the only woman who earned the medals and showed her brilliant side of consistency. In the year 2004 and 2008 in the stream of 69 kg. She also created records in Clean and Jerk including the weights of 128 and 158 kilograms. She secured three medals in the world Championship. She showed her incomparable zeal of Weightlifting.

Above mentioned was the list of 10 best weightlifters of Olympics ever. If you are a sports lover, it’s worth reading for you.


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