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Olympic weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu to be buried today

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Legendary weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu, who died in hospital in Istanbul yesterday, is to be buried today at the Edirnekapi Martyr's Cemetery. The funeral is expected to be attended by Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım.
Suleymanoglu was hospitalized at the end of September with kidney failure. He received a liver transplant and later underwent surgery after cerebral hemorrhaging.
Naim Suleymanoglu is three-times Olympic and seven-times world champion. He set a record of 190 kilograms at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and holds 46 other records.
Suleymanoglu was born in Bulgaria in 1967 in Ptichar village, Momchilgrad region. He is two-times world champion and three-times European champion while competing for Bulgaria. He emigrated to Turkey during the 1986 World Cup in Melbourne.

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