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Competing in gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling, Germany’s Carl Schuhmann was arguably the biggest star of Athens 1896, winning four gold medals to become the most successful athlete of the first Olympic Games of the modern era.
The German weightlifter became Olympic champion at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, shortly after the unexpected death of his wife in a car accident. See on the link below how the Olympic legend has now overcome diabetes and weight issues to lead a healthier life.
Weightlifting at the Olympics Venue of the competition as it appeared during the Games. RIAN photo. Weightlifting at the Games of the XXII Olympiad VenueIzmailovo Sports Palace Dates20–30 July 1980 Competitors172 from 39 nations ← 1976 1984 → Weightlifting at the 1980 Summer Olympics Men 52 kg 56 kg 60 kg 67.5 kg 75 kg 82.5 kg 90 kg 100 kg 110 kg +110 kg v t e Weightlifting at the 1980 …Venue: Izmailovo Sports Palace
Hungarian weightlifter Imre Földi and Germany’s Ronnie Weller and Ingo Steinhöfel hold a special record: they participated in the Olympic Games five times. In women’s weightlifting, China’s Chen Yanqing and Liu Chunhong have both won two gold medals.