Weightlifters

Know about famous weightlifters who have left us awestruck by their enormous power and weightlifting capacity. This list of famous weightlifters contains names such as Mark Henry, David Prowse, Tony Atlas, Dmitry Klokov and Dot Jones and many more.
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 1 Mark Henry

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Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Wrestler
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

 2 Hodgetwins

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Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: September 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Martinsville, Virginia, United States

 3 David Prowse

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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: July 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK

 4 Martins Licis

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Famous As: Strongman
Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 5 Tia-Clair Toomey

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Tia-Clair Toomey is an Australian CrossFit Games athlete and weightlifter. As a weightlifter, she won a gold medal for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Toomey has also won five CrossFit Games Championship titles so far; she won these titles in five successive CrossFit Games starting from 2017.

 6 Paul Anderson

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Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: October 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: August 15, 1994
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 7 Tony Atlas

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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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 8 Dot Jones

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turlock, California, United States

Best known for her roles in Lizzie McGuire and Material Girls, arm-wrestler-cum-actress Dot-Marie Jones never aspired to become an actress. Instead she competed in shot put and power lifting, eventually becoming 15-time world arm wrestling champion. Discovered at a body-building tournament by Shirley Eson, she debuted on screen with Knights and Warriors, thereafter appearing in numerous films and television productions

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 9 Hidilyn Diaz

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamboanga City, Philippines

 10 Sara Sigmundsdóttir

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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 11 Lasha Talakhadze

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sachkhere, Georgia

 12 Harold Sakata

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Famous As: Weightlifter, Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holualoa, Hawaii, United States
Died: July 29, 1982
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 13 Luke Stoltman

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Famous As: Strength athlete
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Invergordon, Scotland

 14 Ken Patera

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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Weightlifter, Strongman
Birthdate: November 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
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 15 Jeremy Buendia

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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roseville, California, United States

 16 Lü Xiaojun

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hubei, China
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 17 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: August 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Imphal East district

 18 Dmitry Klokov

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: February 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Balashikha, Russia
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 19 Tommy Kono

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 24, 2016

 20 Vasily Alekseyev

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: January 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pokrovo-Shishkino, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
Died: November 25, 2011
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 21 April Hunter

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, United States

 22 Jouko Ahola

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Famous As: Powerlifter
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland
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 23 Ilya Ilyin

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

 24 Jang Mi-ran

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gangwon, South Korea

 25 Kjell Nilsson

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Famous As: Actor, Weightlifter
Birthdate: December 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden

 26 Pyrros Dimas

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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: October 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Himarë

Pyrros Dimas is a Greek politician who represented the Panhellenic Socialist Movement between 2012 and 2015. A former weightlifter, Dimas is counted among the greatest weightlifters of all time. Having won three gold medals in Olympic Games, Pyrros Dimas is the most successful Greek athlete in the history of the Olympics. He also won three gold medals in World Championships.

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 27 Ed Corney

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Famous As: Model, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: November 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hawaii
Died: January 1, 2019

 28 Fares El-Bakh

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: June 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qatar
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 29 Matthias Steiner

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: August 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 30 Naim Suleymanoglu

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ptichar, Bulgaria
Died: November 18, 2017
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 31 Karnam Malleswari

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India

 32 Vince Gironda

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Famous As: Bodybuilder, Writer
Birthdate: November 9, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 18, 1999

 33 Lidia Valentín

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: February 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponferrada, Spain

 34 Ric Drasin

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Famous As: Actor, Wrestler
Birthdate: July 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: August 30, 2020
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 35 Bruce Wilhelm

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California, United States

 36 Holley Mangold

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: December 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States
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 37 Kianoush Rostami

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran

 38 Tatiana Kashirina

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Noginsk, Russia

 39 Hossein Rezazadeh

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran

 40 Mikhail Koklyaev

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Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

 41 Gary Taylor

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Famous As: Powerlifter, Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

 42 Óscar Figueroa

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Colombia

 43 Kavita Devi

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malvi, Jind District, Haryana, India

 44 Li Wenwen

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: March 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China

 45 Sarah Robles

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 46 Mattie Rogers

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: August 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Apopka, Florida, United States

 47 John Grimek

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Famous As: Weightlifter, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: June 17, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 20, 1998

 48 Charles Rigoulot

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: November 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Le Vésinet, France
Died: August 22, 1962

 49 Don Reinhoudt

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Famous As: Powerlifter, Weightlifter
Birthdate: March 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brocton, New York, United States

 50 Behdad Salimi

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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: December 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran, Iran
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