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On 51-m to year of life has died the most titled weightlifter of the world

18 Nov on 51-m to year of life has died the most titled weightlifter of the world Suleymanoglu Naim (Naim Suleimanov), reports the newspaper Milliyet.

He died in a hospital in Istanbul because of liver disease.

At the end of September he had liver failure. He was made a transplant. Then the athlete suffered a stroke. On 11 November he had surgery.

Naim Suleimanov — Turks born in Bulgaria. He twice became world champion in the national team of Bulgaria, five times — Turkey (once the silver medalist of the world Championships).

He is a triple Olympic champion (team Turkey).

Naim Suleymanoglu, which because of their small stature (147 cm) was nicknamed «Pocket Hercules,» has established 46 world records, the first in 16 years.

On 51-m to year of life has died the most titled weightlifter of the world 18.11.2017

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