Naim Süleymanoğlu

Турция TUR

Тяжелая атлетика

  • Медали
    3 З
  • Выступления
    4
  • Дебют
    Сеул-1988
  • Год рождения
    1967
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Биография

Naim Süleymanoğlu

Nicknamed “The Pocket Hercules”, Naim Süleymanoğlu was the first weightlifter to claim gold at three different Olympic Games.

World record breaker

Naim Süleymanoğlu was born to Turkish parents living in Bulgaria. Only 1.47m tall, he quickly attracted attention for his weightlifting ability. Nicknamed “The Pocket Hercules”, he set his first world record aged just 15. He dominated the sport for over a decade and by the time he finished his career, he had set an astonishing 46 world records.

Turkish gold

Bulgaria boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Games, but a few weeks later Süleymanoğlu lifted 30kg more than the Olympic winner in his weight category. In 1986, Suleymanoglu defected to Turkey, the country of his descent. At the 1988 Seoul Games, he broke the world record in both the snatch and the jerk in the featherweight division, and won the gold medal by 30kg.

Dominant force

Such was Süleymanoğlu’s dominance in his division, he went undefeated for eight-and-a-half years. But at the 1992 European Championships he was beaten by Nikolay Peshalov of Bulgaria. Three months later, at the Barcelona Games, Süleymanoğlu reasserted his dominance and beat his rival by 15kg.

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Сидней-2000

#AC
Featherweight (≤62 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤62 kilograms) Weightlifting
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Результат Дисциплина Вид спорта

Атланта-1996

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Featherweight (≤64 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤64 kilograms) Weightlifting
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Результат Дисциплина Вид спорта

Барселона-1992

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Featherweight (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms) Weightlifting
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Результат Дисциплина Вид спорта

Сеул-1988

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Featherweight (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms) Weightlifting