Naim Suleymanoglu

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: Turkish weightlifter who won three straight Olympic gold medals for Turkey between 1988 and 1996 and was known as "Pocket Hercules", who was considered as one of the sport's greatest athletes and earned his nickname for his strength and diminutive size, who could lift three times his weight and won seven world and six European championships before he came out of retirement to try for a fourth gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 but missed all three of his lifts.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

 

Born: January 23, 1967

 

Died: November 18, 2017

 

Location: Istanbul, Turkey