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Pyrros Dimas

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePyrros•Dimas
Used namePyrros•Dimas
Original nameΠύρρος•Δήμας
Other namesPirro Dhima
Born13 October 1971 in Himarë (ALB)
Measurements173 cm / 82-84 kg
AffiliationsSC Milon, Nea Smyrni
NOC(s) Greece

Biography

Born in Himare, Albania as Pirro Dhima, Dimas emigrated to Greece in 1991, and has since become one of the greatest lifters ever. He has won four Olympic medals, including three consecutive gold medals from 1992-2000, and equaling the feat of Norb Schemansky with medals at four consecutive Olympics. At the World Championships he won four medals, with golds in 1993, 1995, and 1998. He won one European Championship in 1995. As a light-heavyweight, he has set 11 world records. His sister, Odyssea Dimas, is also a national champion weightlifter.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Greece    
1996 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Greece    
2000 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Greece    
2004 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Greece    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 382.5 1
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 387.5 1
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 392.5 WR 1
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 172.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 175.0 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 180.0 WR AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 202.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 207.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 212.5 WR AC
1996 Summer Olympics 26 July 1996 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤83 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Extra Lift 213.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 23 September 2000 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤85 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 385.0 1
2000 Summer Olympics 23 September 2000 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤85 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 390.0 1
2000 Summer Olympics 23 September 2000 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤85 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 175.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 23 September 2000 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤85 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 210.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 23 September 2000 Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight, Men (≤85 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 215.0 AC

Other participations

Games Role Details
1996 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Greece    
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Greece    

Special Notes