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Turkey commemorated weightlifting legend Naim Suleymanoglu, a triple Olympic gold medal winner who died on Nov. 18, 2017.

This year marked two years since the death of the Bulgarian-born Suleymanoglu, who died of liver failure at the age of 50 after being admitted to an Istanbul hospital for liver transplant on Oct. 6, 2017.

Nicknamed “Pocket Hercules” for his 1.47 meters (4 feet 10 inches) frame, Suleymanoglu went down in weightlifting history, winning gold medals in three consecutive Olympic games: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996.

Suleymanoglu was the first weightlifter to bag gold medals at three different

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