Top 10 greatest Olympics weightlifters of all time
There is no sport in the Olympics that tests the physical strength of an individual more than the sport of weightlifting. Over the course of the years, we have seen great powerhouses, Herculean feats of strength and rigour and world records broken on the grandest stage of them all.
But there are some who have gone that one step further and etched their names in Olympic folklore. As the sport awaits its latest Olympic appearance, we count down the top 10 greatest weightlifters in Olympics history.
#10 Liu Chunhong (China)
Liu Chunhong makes it into this list as the only woman in Olympic weightlifting to win back-to-back gold medals in the same weight category. She managed to win gold medals in the 69 Kg class in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in Athens and Beijing respectively.
She clinched the Gold in 2008 setting Olympic records in both Snatch and, Clean & Jerk with lifts of 128kg and 158kg respectively for a combined world record of 286kg.
Olympic Appearances: 2
Medals: 2 Golds
World Championships: 2 Golds