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Popular Albania Olympic Athletes

Updated October 13, 2018 1.3k views11 items

List of popular Albanian Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Albania have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Albania who have competed in the Olympics. Albania has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. With athletes ranging from Rovena Marku to Elis Guri, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Albanian Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Albanian Olympian of all time?"
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    Dorian Collaku

    Dorian Çollaku is an Albanian hammer thrower. Collaku made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's hammer throw. He placed thirty-first in the qualifying rounds of the competition, with a throw of 70.06 metres. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Collaku improved his performance by successfully throwing the hammer into the field on his third and final attempt, at 70.98 metres. Collaku, however, failed to advance into the hammer throw final, as he placed twenty-eighth overall in the qualifying rounds....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics
    • Olympic Country: Albania
    • Nationality: Albania
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Edmond Topalli is an Albanian judoka, who played for the half-middleweight category. Topalli represented Albania at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's half-middleweight class. He received a bye for the second preliminary match, before losing out by an automatic ippon and a sode tsurikomi goshi to Portugal's João Neto....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Judo
    • Olympic Country: Albania
    • Nationality: Albania
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
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    Elis Guri

    Elis Guri is an Albanian male wrestler who competes internationally for Bulgaria....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Greco-Roman wrestling
    • Olympic Country: Bulgaria, Albania
    • Nationality: Albania
    • Olympic Games Participant: The London 2012 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics
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    Erkand Qerimaj

    Erkand Qerimaj (born August 10, 1988) is an Albanian weightlifter....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    • Olympic Country: Albania
    • Nationality: Albania
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics