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 […]
Here is the video of the 1988 Seoul Olympics Featherweight (56–60 kg) class. Watch a 22 year old Naim Suleymanoglu beat Stefan Topurov and Ye Huanming. Body Weight: 59.87 kg (132 lbs) Attempt #1 Attempt #2 Attempt #3 Snatch: 145 kg 150.5 kg (new WR) 152.5 kg World Record C&J: 175 kg 188.5 kg (new WR) 190 kg World Record […]
Triple Extension Naim Suleymanoglu More footage from the IronMind 1993 Heavy Metal in Melbourne DVD Lifters: Pyrros Dimas Naim Suleymanoglu Ronny Weller
As I mentioned recently I got myself the Unbelievable Bulgarians Training Hall DVD. Fascinating watch if you are into Olympic weightlifting. It shows a glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. You’ve probably read a lot about the Bulgarian System already, but actually seeing these balls out lifts is […]