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List of famous male weightlifters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male weightlifters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being weightlifters. There are thousand of males working as weightlifters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic weightlifters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a weightlifter then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male weightlifters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male weightlifters?" and "Who are the best male weightlifters?"
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Ahed Joughili

Ahed Joughili is a Syrian weightlifter, who competed in the 105 kg division at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Joughili won a silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games and a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games. Joughili claimed both gold medals for the 105 kg snatch and clean&jerk at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Hama, Syria


Iván Cambar

Iván Cambar is a Cuban weightlifter. At the 2006 World Championships he ranked 7th in the 77 kg category, with a total of 343 kg. He won the gold medal for Cuba at the 15th Pan American Games in the 77 kg category on July 17, 2007 with a total lift of 350 kg. He lifted 156 kg in the snatch, beating the previous Pan American Games record. On his record Cambar said; "More than happiness for winning, I'm proud to set up a new Pan American record. It's really a great feeling and an honor to any athlete." He then went on to lift 194 kg in the clean and jerk to win in Rio de Janeiro. He said of his gold medal "I came to the Pan Am Games as a favorite and, since the beginning, I felt a hard ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Granma Province, Cuba

Marcin Dołęga is a Polish weightlifter in the 105 kg weight division. He broke the snatch world record in 2002 with 198 kg, and in 2006 with 199 kg. In 2004 Dołęga was banned for two years because of doping use. He won at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 415 kg. He also won at the 2006 European Weightlifting Championships. He represented Poland at the 2008 Summer Olympics, ranking 4th with a total of 420 kg. He won the gold medal in the 105 kg category again at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 426 kg. His brothers Robert and Daniel are also weightlifters. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Łuków, Poland

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David Mark Berger was an American-born Israeli weightlifter for the Israeli Olympic team in 1972. A lawyer by education, Berger was one of 11 members of Israel’s Olympic team who were taken hostage by Arab terrorists at the Munich Olympic Games. Berger was born in Cleveland, Ohio to wealthy parents. A noted student-athlete, David graduated for Shaker Heights High School in 1962. He attended Tulane University from 1962 to 1966 where he was an honor student and a weightlifter. While a junior at Tulane, he won the NCAA weightlifting title in the 148-pound class. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1944-1972)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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