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Most Decorated Olympic Weightlifter – Pyrros Dimas

Pyrros Dimas In Action

Pyrros Dimas is an Albanian-born Greek weightlifter, who won gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. He seemed to have been god-gifted and born to become a living legend in the history of weightlifting. After representing Albania in his early career, he migrated to Greece in 1991 and made his debut appearance for Greece at the 1992 Olympic Games, winning a gold medal. He went on to compete in the next three Olympic Games and win two gold medals and one bronze medal. His success at the three consecutive Olympics made him Greeceā€™s national hero and one of the greatest athletes in weightlifting. Besides being a three-time Olympic champion, he also holds three World Championship titles and one European Championship title. He has been honored with several awards for his achievements in weightlifting. Upon his retirement from the sport, he was selected to head the Hellenic Weightlifting Federation and joined politics.