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.