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Naim Süleymanoğlu

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Naim Süleymanoğlu (in Bulgaria forced to change as Naim Suleimanov (Bulgarian: Наим Сюлейманов), 23 January 1967 – 18 November 2017) was a Turkish World and Olympic Champion in weightlifting. In the 1988 Summer Olympics he set a record by lifting 190 kg in the clean and jerk.[1] He was awarded the Olympic Order in 2001.

In 2000 and 2004 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[2]

On 25 September 2017, he was hospitalized due to liver failure. On 6 October, he had liver transplantation was made when a liver donor was found. On 11 November a surgery was made due to a cerebral hemorrhage which led to cerebral edema. He died on 18 November 2017.[3]


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  1. ,"Biography of Naim Süleymanoğlu". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  2. "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  3. "Weightlifting legend Naim Süleymanoğlu dies at age 50". Daily Sabah. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.