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.
Lasha Talakhadze (Georgian: ლაშა ტალახაძე; born 2 October 1993) is a Georgian weightlifter, Olympic Champion, and three time World Champion competing in the super-heavyweight category (105 kg + until 2018 and 109 kg + starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories).