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This is a 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 on this list include everyone from Cheryl Haworth to Alfred Neuland.

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

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

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

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

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Dmitry Klokov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Dmitry Klokov Russia

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Apti Aukhadov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
BaruchLalaev added Apti Aukhadov Russia

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Romela Begaj is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Romela Begaj Albania

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Matthias Steiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Matthias Steiner Germany, Austria

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Andrei Rybakou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Andrei Rybakou Belarus

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Oleksiy Torokhtiy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Andrei Aramnau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Andrei Aramnau Belarus

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Norair Nurikyan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Norair Nurikyan Armenia

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Alfred Neuland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Alfred Neuland Estonia

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Sergey Istomin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Sergey Istomin Kazakhstan

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Martin Tešovič is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Martin Tešovič Slovakia

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

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Alfred Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Alfred Schmidt Estonia

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Francis Luna-Grenier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Francis Luna-Grenier Canada

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Liu Chunhong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Liu Chunhong China

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

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Chen Wei-ling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Chen Wei-ling Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Diego Salazar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Diego Salazar Colombia

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Cao Lei is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Cao Lei China

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Ihor Razoronov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ihor Razoronov Ukraine

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Sergio Álvarez Boulet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Bakhyt Akhmetov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Bakhyt Akhmetov Kazakhstan

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Oksana Slivenko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Joseph Alzin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Joseph Alzin Luxembourg

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Li Hongli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Li Hongli China

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Marilou Dozois-Prévost is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Marilou Dozois-Prévost Canada

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Abdelrahman El Sayed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Abdelrahman El Sayed Egypt

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Nikolaos Kourtidis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Marcin Dołęga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Tom Goegebuer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Tom Goegebuer Belgium

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Marina Shainova is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Ri Kyong Sok is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ri Kyong Sok North Korea

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Mubarak Kivumbi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Lu Ying-chi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Lu Ying-chi Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Dmitry Lapikov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Cha Kum Chol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Cha Kum Chol North Korea

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Ahed Joughili is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Ahed Joughili Syria

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

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Mohsen Biranvand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Mohsen Biranvand Iran

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Gert Trasha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Gert Trasha Albania

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Natalie Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Natalie Woolfolk United States of America

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Carissa Gump is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Carissa Gump United States of America

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Tigran Vardan Martirosyan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting

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Jean Elisabeth Lassen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting
Jean Elisabeth Lassen Canada

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Khadzhimurat Akkayev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Weightlifting