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Halil Mutlu

Full name: Halil Mutlu
Other name(s): Huben Hubenov
Gender: Male
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
Weight: 52-56 kg
Born: July 14, 1973 in Postnik, Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Konya Kombassan Club
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Halil Mutlu is one of only four weightlifters to win three Olympic gold medals. Mutlu was born Huben Hubenov in Bulgaria, but later defected to Turkey, with his teammate Naim Süleymanoğlu. Mutlu had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1996 Olympics Flyweight class (287.5 kg); 1st in the 2000 Olympics Bantamweight class (305.0 kg); 1st in the 2004 Olympics Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 2nd in the 1993 World Championships Flyweight class (275.0 kg); 1st in the 1994 World Championships Flyweight class (290.0 kg); 2nd in the 1995 World Championships Flyweight class (285.0 kg); 1st in the 1998 World Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 1999 World Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2001 World Championships Bantamweight class (300.0 kg); 1st in the 2003 World Championships Featherweight class (322.5 kg); 3rd in the 1991 European Championships Flyweight class (240.0 kg); 3rd in the 1992 European Championships Flyweight class (247.5 kg); 1st in the 1994 European Championships Flyweight class (277.5 kg); 1st in the 1995 European Championships Flyweight class (285.0 kg); 1st in the 1996 European Championships Flyweight class (275.0 kg); 1st in the 1997 European Championships Flyweight class (280.0 kg); 1st in the 1999 European Championships Bantamweight class (295.0 kg); 1st in the 2000 European Championships Bantamweight class (300.0 kg); 1st in the 2001 European Championships Bantamweight class (302.5 kg); 1st in the 2003 European Championships Featherweight class (320.0 kg); 1st in the 2005 European Championships Featherweight class (307.5 kg). He set 21 flyweight and bantamweight world records from 1994-2001 – 10 in the snatch, six in the clean & jerk, and five in the total. He is one of only four men to have lifted three times his bodyweight,

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's Flyweight Turkey TUR 5
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's Flyweight Turkey TUR 1 Gold OR
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Turkey TUR 1 Gold WR
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Turkey TUR 1 Gold

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Final Standings 5 247.5
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch 4T 112.5
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 o
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk 5T 135.0
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 137.5 x
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 137.5 x
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Final Standings 1 287.5
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch 1 132.5
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #3 AC 132.5 o
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk 1 155.0
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 152.5 x
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 152.5 o
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 155.0 o

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Final Standings 1 305.0
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch 1 137.5
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Extra Lift AC 138.0 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk 1 167.5
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 167.5 o
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 170.0 x
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Final Standings 1 295.0
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch 1 135.0
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Snatch Lift #3 AC 140.0 x
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk 1 160.0
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 165.0 x
2004 Summer 31 Athina Weightlifting Turkey TUR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 168.5 x