The Greatest Weightlifting Athlete at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Weightlifting athlete of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Weightlifting athlete from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing Weightlifting athlete at the Olympic Games is Pyrros Dimas of Greece with three gold medals and one bronze. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Athletes From Weightlifting

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Weightlifting for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). Only those with 3 or more golds are listed.

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Weightlifting at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
Pyrros Dimas Greece 1992–2004 M 3 0 1 4 19
Kakhi Kakhiashvili Greece 1992–2000 M 3 0 0 3 18
Halil Mutlu Turkey 1996–2004 M 3 0 0 3 18
Naim Süleymanoğlu Turkey 1988–1996 M 3 0 0 3 18

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.


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