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22/07/1996 The first weight lifter wins three gold medals at the Olympic Games


Naim Süleymanoğlu wins third Weightlifting gold | Epic Olympic Moments

Naim Suleymanoglu won in dramatic competition against his rival, Valerios Leonidis of Greece, trading 3 world-record lifts. The man known as Pocket Hercules snatched 324.5 pounds and proceeded to raise 413.75 pounds in the clean-and-jerk, totaling for a 738.25 pounds. The event took place in the basement of the Georgia World Congress Center.
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