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?"