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

    Wang Mingjuan is a Chinese weghtlifter. more

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    • 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: 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: 30
    • Birthplace: Elliot Lake, Canada
    • Profession: Weightlifter, Coach
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