List of Famous Weightlifters People

List of Famous Weightlifters

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List of famous weightlifters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top weightlifters in the world? This includes the most prominent weightlifters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable weightlifters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic weightlifters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned weightlifters.

You can rank all of these people, from David Prowse to Martin Tešovič.

From reputable, prominent, and well known weightlifters to the lesser known weightlifters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the weightlifter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous weightlifters ever?" and "What are the names of famous weightlifters?" then you're in the right place. (253 items)


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    Briken Calja

    Briken Calja is an Albanian weightlifter. He competed for Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he finished 9th in his weight class. In 2013 Calja was suspended for two year for using androsterone.more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Elbasan, Albania
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Kirill Pavlov

    Kirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished 9th. He won the silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Bartłomiej Bonk

    Bartłomiej Wojciech Bonk is a Polish weightlifter. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 105 kg category with a total of 410 kg. He also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but failed to score.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Więcbork, Poland
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Lin Qingfeng

    Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won gold, lifting a total of 344 kg.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Fujian, China
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Zhou Lulu

    Zhou Lulu is a Chinese weightlifter. On November 13th, 2011, she won the gold medal in the women's super heavyweight category and set an aggregate world record of 328 kg in the snatch and clean and jerk in the world weightlifting championships in Paris, France. She won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Yantai, China
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Wang Mingjuan

    Wang Mingjuan is a Chinese weghtlifter.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Yongzhou, China
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Oleksiy Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 105 kg category with a total of 412 kg. He finished in 11th place at the 2008 Olympics.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Christine Girard is a Canadian weightlifter from White Rock, British Columbia. She competes in the 63 kg division. Girard was the first Canadian female to win a medal in weightlifting when she won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. She is also the reigning Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Elliot Lake, Canada
    • Profession: Weightlifter, Coach
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    Anatolii Cîrîcu

    Anatolii Cîrîcu is a Moldovan weightlifter. Cîrîcu is the champion of the 2012 European Weightlifting Championships for the 94 kg category. He also participated in the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships, where he won the Silver medal. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Cahul, Moldova
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Miika Antti-Roiko

    Miika Antti-Roiko is a Finnish weightlifter. He competed for Finland at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 19th on Men's 94 kg.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Kalajoki, Finland
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Luz Acosta

    Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez is a weightlifter who competes for Mexico. She made her olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she finished in 8th place. Later on she participated at the 2011 Pan American Games at Guadalajara, Mexico, where she won the bronze medal. In 2012 she qualified to ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Guaymas, Mexico
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Eko Yuli Irawan is a weightlifter from Lampung, Indonesia. At the 2006 Junior World Championships he won the silver medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 269 kg in total. At the 2007 Junior World Championships he won the gold medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 273 kg in total. He ranked 8th at the 2006 ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Indonesia
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Kendrick Farris

    Kendrick Farris is a U.S. weightlifter. He competed for the United States in the 85 kg weight class at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he placed 8th. Farris is coached by Kyle Pierce. Farris qualified for the Olympics again in 2012. Farris attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He is married ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Tarek Abdelazim

    Tarek Yehia is an Egyptian weightlifter.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Elmenia
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Sergio Armando Rada Rodriguez is a Colombian weightlifter. His personal best is 257 kg. He was born in Campo de la Cruz, Department of Atlántico. At the 2005 World Championships he ranked 9th in the 56 kg category, with a total of 253 kg. At the 2006 World Championships he ranked 11th in the 56 kg ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Campo de la Cruz, Colombia
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Chad Vaughn

    Chad Vaughn is an Olympic Weightlifter from Oklahoma. Currently he is ranked number one in the United States as a part of the 77 kg body weight class. He was a member of the 2004 Olympic team in Athens Greece, and ranked 19th in the 77 kg category, lifting a total of 320 kg. He competed in the 85 kg ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Konawa, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Ahed Joughili

    Ahed Joughili is a Syrian weightlifter, who competed in the 105 kg division at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Joughili won a silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games and a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games. Joughili claimed both gold medals for the 105 kg snatch and clean&jerk ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Hama, Syria
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Iván Cambar

    Iván Cambar is a Cuban weightlifter. At the 2006 World Championships he ranked 7th in the 77 kg category, with a total of 343 kg. He won the gold medal for Cuba at the 15th Pan American Games in the 77 kg category on July 17, 2007 with a total lift of 350 kg. He lifted 156 kg in the snatch, beating the ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Granma Province, Cuba
    • Profession: Weightlifter, Athlete
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    Marcin Dołęga is a Polish weightlifter in the 105 kg weight division. He broke the snatch world record in 2002 with 198 kg, and in 2006 with 199 kg. In 2004 Dołęga was banned for two years because of doping use. He won at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 415 kg. He also won at ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Łuków, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Weightlifter
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    Holley Mangold is an American athlete from Dayton, Ohio. She began weightlifting in 2008. She was a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team and competed in the superheavyweight division of the Olympic weightlifting competition. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and previously weighed 350 pounds. Her most ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Weightlifter, American football player
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