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Naim Suleymanoglu
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Athlete
    (January 23, 1967-November 18, 2017)
    Born in Ptichar, Bulgaria
    Birth name is Naim Suleimanov
    Nicknamed ‘Pocket Hercules’
    Won three Summer Olympic gold weightlifting medals in the featherweight category (1988, 1992, 1996)
    Achieved the Olympic order (2001)
    He is a heavy smoker, sometimes smoking 50 cigarettes a day.
    His torso is disproportionately long.
    Most of the houses he owns came from the Turkish government after he defected from Bulgaria (1986).
    So that he could compete for his new nation, the Bulgarian government successfully demanded $1,000,000 from Turkey.
    He came out of a three-year retirement to attempt a fourth gold at the Sydney Olympics (2000).
    He is only the second lifter in history to clean and jerk three times his own body weight.
    Because Bulgaria was part of the Soviet boycott, he was unable to compete in the Los Angeles Olympics (1984).
    He was graceful in his official retirement (‘goodbye, it’s over’).
    He ran for national office in 1999 as an independent, and in 2002 as a mayoral candidate in an Istanbul province district. He lost both bids.

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