Famous Bulgarian Weightlifters

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Naim Suleymanoglu
(Bulgarian World Champion Weightlifter and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Naim Suleymanoglu
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Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ptichar, Bulgaria
Died: November 18, 2017

Nicknamed The Pocket Hercules for his 4’10” frame, Bulgarian weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu was one of the world’s greatest in the sport. While he initially won 2 World Championships for Bulgaria, he later won 3 Olympic gold medals and 5 World Championships for Turkey. He has also joined the Nationalist Movement Party.

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Halil Mutlu
(Bulgarian-Born Turkish Weightlifter and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Halil Mutlu
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Birthdate: July 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Postnik, Bulgaria

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Bulgarian-born Turkish weightlifter Halil Mutlu has also been a 5-time World Champion and a 9-time European Champion. He also enjoys wrestling in his leisure time. He was disqualified from the 2005 Sofia European Championship due to a 2-year ban for testing positive for a banned steroid.

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Karlos Nasar
(Bulgarian Weightlifter and Gold Medallist at the 2021 World Championships)
Karlos Nasar
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Birthdate: May 12, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cherven Bryag, Bulgaria
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Boyanka Kostova
(Weightlifter)
Boyanka Kostova
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Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ivan Abadzhiev
(Weightlifter)
Ivan Abadzhiev
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Birthdate: February 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Novi Pazar, Bulgaria
Died: March 24, 2017
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Stefan Botev
(Weightlifter)
Stefan Botev
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Birthdate: February 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harmanli, Bulgaria
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Stefan Topurov
(Weightlifter)
Stefan Topurov
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Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
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Angel Rusev
(Weightlifter)
Angel Rusev
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Birthdate: July 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bulgaria