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List of famous weightlifters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top weightlifters in the world? This includes the most prominent weightlifters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable weightlifters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic weightlifters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned weightlifters.

You can rank all of these people, from David Prowse to Martin Tešovič.

From reputable, prominent, and well known weightlifters to the lesser known weightlifters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the weightlifter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous weightlifters ever?" and "What are the names of famous weightlifters?" then you're in the right place. 

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Briken Calja age 29 Briken Calja is an Albanian weightlifter. He competed for Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he finished 9th in his weight class. In 2013 Calja was suspended for two year for using ...more

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Kirill Pavlov age 32 Kirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished 9th. He won the silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games.

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Bartłomiej Bonk age 34 Bartłomiej Wojciech Bonk is a Polish weightlifter. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 105 kg category with a total of 410 kg. He also competed at the 2008 Summer ...more

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Lin Qingfeng age 30 Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won gold, lifting a total of 344 kg.

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Zhou Lulu age 30 Zhou Lulu is a Chinese weightlifter. On November 13th, 2011, she won the gold medal in the women's super heavyweight category and set an aggregate world record of 328 kg in the snatch and clean ...more

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Wang Mingjuan age 33 Wang Mingjuan is a Chinese weghtlifter.

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age 32 Oleksiy Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 105 kg category with a total of 412 kg. He finished in 11th place at the 2008

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age 34 Christine Girard is a Canadian weightlifter from White Rock, British Columbia. She competes in the 63 kg division. Girard was the first Canadian female to win a medal in weightlifting when she ...more

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Anatolii Cîrîcu age 30 Anatolii Cîrîcu is a Moldovan weightlifter. Cîrîcu is the champion of the 2012 European Weightlifting Championships for the 94 kg category. He also participated in the ...more

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Miika Antti-Roiko age 30 Miika Antti-Roiko is a Finnish weightlifter. He competed for Finland at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 19th on Men's 94 kg.

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Luz Acosta age 38 Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez is a weightlifter who competes for Mexico. She made her olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she finished in 8th place. Later on she participated at the ...more

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age 29 Eko Yuli Irawan is a weightlifter from Lampung, Indonesia. At the 2006 Junior World Championships he won the silver medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 269 kg in total. At the 2007 Junior World ...more

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Kendrick Farris age 32 Kendrick Farris is a U.S. weightlifter. He competed for the United States in the 85 kg weight class at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he placed 8th. Farris is coached by Kyle Pierce. Farris ...more

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Tarek Abdelazim age 31 Tarek Yehia is an Egyptian weightlifter.

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age 35 Sergio Armando Rada Rodriguez is a Colombian weightlifter. His personal best is 257 kg. He was born in Campo de la Cruz, Department of Atlántico. At the 2005 World Championships he ranked ...more

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Chad Vaughn age 38 Chad Vaughn is an Olympic Weightlifter from Oklahoma. Currently he is ranked number one in the United States as a part of the 77 kg body weight class. He was a member of the 2004 Olympic team in ...more

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Ahed Joughili age 34 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 ...more

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Iván Cambar age 35 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 ...more

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age 36 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 ...more

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age 29 Holley Mangold is an American athlete from Dayton, Ohio. She began weightlifting in 2008. She was a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team and competed in the superheavyweight division of the ...more

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Dec. at 28 (1944-1972) 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 ...more

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age 44 Martin Tešovič is a weightlifter from Slovakia who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. He competed three times for his native country at the Summer Olympics: 1996 and 2004 and 2012 ...more

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age 83 David Prowse, MBE is an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and actor. He also played the Green Cross Code man, a character used in British road safety advertising.

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age 39 Ngangbam Soniya Chanu is an Indian Woman Weightlifter. She won the silver medal in the Women's 48 kg category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She is from Imphal West district of Manipur state of ...more

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Christian López Dec. at 29 (1984-2013) Christian Alberto López Bobadilla was a Guatemalan weightlifter. He competed in the -105kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the +105 kg at the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2010 ...more