Here is a fairly recent interview with Naim Suleymanoglu. I hope some of you can help with the translation of the main points. Translation: Thanks to Şamil. He was born on January 23, 1967 in Ahatlı village. Two years after his family moved to Mestanlı. In childhood, he was interested in football, wrestling and swimming. When […]
Blast from the Past … Here is a highlight video from the 1984 IWF World Cup Gala in Sarajevo. It features a 17 year old Naim Suleymanoglu, Asen Zlatev, Blagoy Blagoev, Yurik Sarkisyan and more. What’s different about this is, that athletes were ranked according to how close they lift (percentage wise) to the world record of their […]
Blast from the Past … Here is a recap of the epic battle between Naim Suleymanoglu & Valerios Leonidis at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Men’s 64kg. Features short interviews with both lifters, about how they experienced the competition. Update 17.09.2014: Better Video from the official Olympics Channel (who for some reason disabled embedding) Watch on YouTube.
Here is a nice Naim Suleymanoglu compilation. Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Ian Wilson found some good clips on a Bulgarian history YouTube channel. It has footage of a young Naum Shalamanov a.k.a. Naim Suleymanoglu. They are from the 1986 European Championships in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz). Naim did 145+187.5 for 332.5kg total at 60kg bodyweight. Both were World Record lifts. Here is the Clean & Jerk The channel also has Alexander […]
Stumbled acorss this short profile of Naim Suleymanoglu. Gives you a little bit of a background about his reasons for leaving Bulgaria for Turkey. You may have seen some of it in the Naim Suleymanoglu’s Olympic Career post.
Thanks to Roberto for submitting Naim Suleymanoglu’s 150kg Snatch World Record from the 1988 European Weightlifting Championships. He did 150kg + 180kg in that competition. Just a warm up for his performance in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Update: Different perspective
Here is a look back at Naim Suleymanoglu’s Olympic career.
How about some more Naim Suleymanoglu training footage. I say yes please … So check this clip from the 1994 World Weightlifting Championships training hall in Istanbul, Turkey. Snatch: 135kg, 145kg miss, 145kg miss again with “not even a minute rest”, 145kg make 15 minutes later… Clean & Jerk: 70kg, 90kg,110kg, 130kg, 150kg, 170kg, 180kg Finishing with […]