Hurriyet Daily News reports that 50 year old Naim Suleymanoglu passed away. This comes 5 weeks after he underwent a seemingly successful liver transplant surgery. Re-watch his 500 sinclair total.
Here is the next Ironmind classic for your viewing pleasure. “Challenge in China” from the 1995 World Weightlifting Championships. Part 1 features: Stefan Botev’s final week of training before competing, Naim Suleymanoglu, Pablo Lara, Yoto Yotov, Valerios Leonidis, Marc Huster and Ivan Chakarov. More Full Ironmind Videos: Heavy Metal in Melbourne 1993 Training Hall Video […]
Following “Heavy Metal in Melbourne”, here is the next full Ironmind classic making its way on youtube. Turkish Tune-Up, featuring: Naim Suleymanoglu, Halil Mutlu, Ergun Batmaz, Akakios Kakiasvilis (Kakhi Kakhiashvili), Pablo Lara, Altimurat Orazdurdiev, Ivan Chakarov, Andrey Chemerkin, Sergei Kopytov, Andrei Chemerkin, Timur Taimazov, Alexander Kurlovich and Manfred Nerlinger. More Full Ironmind Videos: Heavy Metal […]
Blast from the Past … This one is from the 1983 “Rekordmeeting am Langbathsee” in Austria. Features Bulgarians like: Stefan Topurov snatching 135kg (competing above 60kg). Naim Suleymanoglu (Suleymanov back in the day) snatching 130.5kg and clean & Jerking 165.5kg at 56kg for new world records. Antonio Krastev Snatching 190kg and Clean & Jerks 250kg (new […]
Here is a real treat! Ironmind uploaded the complete “Heavy Metal in Melbourne” training hall video from the 1993 world weightlifting championships. More Full Ironmind Videos: Challenge in China 1995 Training Hall Video Turkish Tune-Up 1994 Worlds Training Hall Video Features now legendary clips of Pyrros Dimas, Ronny Weller, Kakhi Kakhhiashvili, Ivan Chakarov and Naim Suleymanoglu! […]
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.