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List of the best weightlifting Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous weightlifting event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic weightlifting Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest weightlifting Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best weightlifting athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

Athletes include everything from Cheryl Haworth to Alfred Neuland.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic weightlifting athletes?" and "Who is the best weightlifting competitor of all time?"

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Naim Süleymanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
KenanAlparslan added Naim Süleymanoğlu age 50

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Halil Mutlu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
KenanAlparslan added Halil Mutlu age 43

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Bünyamin Sudaş is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Bünyamin Sudaş age 41

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Ilya Ilyin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ilya Ilyin age 28

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Abdelrahman El Sayed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Abdelrahman El Sayed age 26

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Cha Kum Chol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Cha Kum Chol age 28

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Ahed Joughili is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ahed Joughili age 32

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Andrei Rybakou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Mubarak Kivumbi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Sa Jae-Hyouk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Sa Jae-Hyouk age 32

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Viktors Ščerbatihs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Wang Shin-Yuan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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David Mercer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
David Mercer age 55

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Romela Begaj is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Romela Begaj age 30

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Apti Aukhadov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
BaruchLalaev added Apti Aukhadov age 24

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Andrei Aramnau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Matthias Steiner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Oleksiy Torokhtiy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Norair Nurikyan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Martin Tešovič is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Nikolaos Kourtidis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Tom Goegebuer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Tom Goegebuer age 42

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Marina Shainova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Ri Kyong Sok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Lu Ying-chi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Lu Ying-chi age 32

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Gert Trasha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Gert Trasha age 29

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Carissa Gump is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Carissa Gump age 33

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Marcin Dołęga is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Jean Elisabeth Lassen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Jean Elisabeth Lassen age 36

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Khadzhimurat Akkayev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Tigran Vardan Martirosyan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Mohsen Biranvand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Mohsen Biranvand age 35

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Vitali Dzerbianiou is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Libor Wälzer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Libor Wälzer age 40

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Igor Grabucea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Igor Grabucea age 39

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Dmitry Klokov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Dmitry Klokov age 34

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Yasunobu Sekikawa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Yasunobu Sekikawa age 37

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Sergio Rada is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Sergio Rada age 33

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Vito Dellino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Vito Dellino age 34

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Ramūnas Vyšniauskas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Yang Chin-Yi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Yang Chin-Yi age 35

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Alla Vazhenina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Pongsak Maneetong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Pongsak Maneetong age 30

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Moreno Boer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Moreno Boer age 39

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Christian López is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Christian López Died at 29 (1984-2013)

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Fritz Hünenberger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Fritz Hünenberger Died at 79 (1897-1976)

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Yoon Jin-Hee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Yoon Jin-Hee age 30

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Vencelas Dabaya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Ahn Taun Hoang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ahn Taun Hoang age 35