World junior champion (1993) Five-time world champion (2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1994 - 1st; 1995, 1993 - 2nd.), Nine-time European champion (2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994), 25 gold medals (8 Snatch, 8 Clean and Jerk, 9 Total) in total at European Championships, winner of the most gold medals second after David Rigert with 27 gold medals
Halil Mutlu was born on July 14, 1973 in Bulgaria. He is a professional Turkish weightlifter.
Mutlu is one of the four weightlifters achieving three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games.
Only fourth weightlifter to win three Olympic gold medals (2004, 2000, 1996), Virtually unchallenged since 1996; no active lifter has beaten Mutlu in a world-class event, Named as the "Sportsman of the year 1999" in Turkey, He is one of four men in history to lift three times his bodyweight, As a winner of three Olympic gold medals, Halil Mutlu definitely belongs to the all-time pantheon of the best Olympic weightlifters.
Medal records Olympic Games Gold1996 Atlanta–56 kg Gold2000 Sydney–56 kg Gold2004 Athens–56 kg
World Championships Silver1993 Melbourne–54 kg Gold1994 Istanbul–54 kg Silver1995 Guangzhou–54 kg Gold1998 Lahti– 56 kg Gold1999 Athens–56 kg Gold2001 Antalya–56 kg Gold2003 Vancouver–62 kg
European Championships Gold1999 La Coruña–56 kg Gold2000 Sofia–56 kg Gold2001 Trencin–56 kg Gold2003 Loutraki–62 kg Gold2005 Sofia–62 kg Gold2008 Lignano Sabbiadoro–56 kg
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