The many faces of olympic weightlifters

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The world record holder in men’s Olympic weightlifting is Iran’s Hossein Rezazadeh. He managed to heave a staggering 263kg above his head in the clean and jerk at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Hossein and his weightlifter chums pack a serious amount of muscle into their sizeable frames. An intense training regime, high-calorie diet and some good old fashioned whey protein shakes are needed to make dreams of gold, silver and bronze a reality.

However there is a lighter side to weightlifting. Here are our favourite ‘effort faces’ of Olympic weightlifters, straining for success.

Jang Mi Ran South Korea

Image source: Korean Culture and Information Service / Wikimedia
Jang Miran of South Korea

Tigran Martirosyan of Armenia

Image Source: Kari Kinnunen / Wikimedia
Tigran Martirosyan of Armenia

Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine

Image source: Wonderlifter / Wikimedia
Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine

Adrian Zielinski of Poland

Image source: Kari Kinnunen / Wikimedia
Adrian Zielinski of Poland

Sultan Rakhmanov of the USSR

Image source: RIA Novosti Archive / Wikimedia
Sultan Rakhmanov of the USSR

Gerd Bonk of East Germany

Image source: German Federal Archive / Wikimedia
Gerd Bonk of East Germany

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