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List of Famous Weightlifters

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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. 
  • 1

    Briken Calja

    Age: 30
    Briken Calja is an Albanian weightlifter. He competed for Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics,...  more
  • 2

    Kirill Pavlov

    Age: 34
    Kirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the...  more
  • 3

    Bartłomiej Bonk

    Age: 35
    Bartłomiej Wojciech Bonk is a Polish weightlifter. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer...  more
  • 4

    Lin Qingfeng

    Age: 31
    Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012...  more
  • 5

    Zhou Lulu

    Age: 32
    Zhou Lulu is a Chinese weightlifter. On November 13th, 2011, she won the gold medal in the...  more
  • 6

    Wang Mingjuan

    Age: 34
    Wang Mingjuan is a Chinese weghtlifter....  more
  • 7
    Oleksiy Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer...  more
  • 8
    Christine Girard (born January 3, 1985) is a Canadian weightlifter from White Rock, British...  more
  • 9

    Anatolii Cîrîcu

    Age: 32
    Anatolii Cîrîcu is a Moldovan weightlifter. Cîrîcu is the champion of the 2012 European...  more
  • 10

    Miika Antti-Roiko

    Age: 31
    Miika Antti-Roiko is a Finnish weightlifter. He competed for Finland at the 2012 Summer...  more
  • 11

    Luz Acosta

    Age: 39
    Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez is a weightlifter who competes for Mexico. She made her olympic...  more
  • 12
    Eko Yuli Irawan (born 24 July 1989) is an Indonesian weightlifter, Olympian, and World...  more
  • 13

    Kendrick Farris

    Age: 34
    Kendrick James Farris (born July 2, 1986) is an Olympic weightlifter from the United States....  more
  • 14

    Tarek Abdelazim

    Age: 33
    Tarek Yehia is an Egyptian weightlifter....  more
  • 15
    Sergio Armando Rada Rodriguez (born January 27, 1984) is a Colombian weightlifter. His...  more
  • 16

    Chad Vaughn

    Age: 40
    Chad Thomas Vaughn (born May 11, 1980 in Konawa, Oklahoma) is an American Olympic...  more
  • 17

    Ahed Joughili

    Age: 35
    Ahed Joughili (Arabic: عهد جغيلي‎; born October 10, 1984) is a Syrian weightlifter, who...  more
  • 18

    Iván Cambar

    Age: 36
    Iván Cambar (born December 29, 1983) is a Cuban weightlifter. At the 2006 World Championships...  more
  • 19
    Marcin Dołęga (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmart͡ɕin dɔˈwɛnɡa]; born July 18, 1982) is a Polish...  more
  • 20
    Holley Mangold is an American athlete from Dayton, Ohio. She began weightlifting in 2008. She...  more
  • 21

    David Mark Berger

    Dec. at 28 (1944-1972)
    David Mark Berger (May 24, 1944 – September 6, 1972) was an American and Israeli Olympic...  more
  • 22
    Martin Tešovič (born 26 October 1974 in Bratislava) is a weightlifter from Slovakia who...  more
  • 23
    David Prowse MBE (born 1 July 1935) is an English retired bodybuilder, weightlifter and...  more
  • 24
    Ngangbam Soniya Chanu (born 15 February 1980) is an Indian Woman Weightlifter. She won the...  more
  • 25

    Christian López

    Dec. at 29 (1984-2013)
    Christian Alberto López Bobadilla was a Guatemalan weightlifter. He competed in the -105kg...  more