Halil MUTLU

Turkey TUR

Weightlifting

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Barcelona 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1973
Olympic Results

Biography

Halil MUTLU

Halil Mutlu is one of only four weightlifters to win three Olympic gold medals. Mutlu was born Huben Hubenov in Bulgaria, but later defected to Turkey, with his teammate Naim Süleymanoğlu. Mutlu had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1996 Olympics Flyweight class (287.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 Olympics Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 2004 Olympics Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 2nd in the 1993 World Championships Flyweight class (275.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 World Championships Flyweight class (290.0 kg); 2nd in the 1995 World Championships Flyweight class (285.0 kg); 1st in the 1998 World Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 1999 World Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2001 World Championships Bantamweight class (300.0 kg); 1st in the 2003 World Championships Featherweight class (322.5 kg); 3rd in the 1991 European Championships Flyweight class (240.0 kg); 3rd in the 1992 European Championships Flyweight class (247.5 kg); 1st in the 1994 European Championships Flyweight class (277.5 kg); 1st in the 1995 European Championships Flyweight class (285.0 kg); 1st in the 1996 European Championships Flyweight class (275.0 kg); 1st in the 1997 European Championships Flyweight class (280.0 kg); 1st in the 1999 European Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 2000 European Championships Bantamweight class (300.0 kg); 1st in the 2001 European Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2003 European Championships Featherweight class (320.0 kg); 1st in the 2005 European Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg). He set 21 flyweight and bantamweight world records from 1994-2001 – 10 in the snatch, six in the clean & jerk, and five in the total. He is one of only four men to have lifted three times his bodyweight,

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Athens 2004

G
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms)
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Sydney 2000

G
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms)
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms) Weightlifting
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Atlanta 1996

G
Flyweight (≤54 kilograms)
Flyweight (≤54 kilograms) Weightlifting
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Barcelona 1992

#5
Flyweight (≤52 kilograms)
Flyweight (≤52 kilograms) Weightlifting