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Halil Mutlu

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHalil•Mutlu
Used nameHalil•Mutlu
Other namesHuben Hubenov
Born14 July 1973 in Postnik (BUL)
Measurements150 cm / 52-56 kg
AffiliationsKonya Kombassan Club
NOC(s) Turkey

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 Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Flyweight, Men Olympic 5 Representing Turkey    
1996 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Flyweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Turkey    
2000 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Turkey    
2004 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Turkey    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 285.0 1
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 287.5 1
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 125.0 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 130.0 WR AC
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 132.5 WR AC
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 152.5 AC
1996 Summer Olympics 20 July 1996 Weightlifting Flyweight, Men (≤54 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 155.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 297.5 1
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 305.0 1
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 135.0 AC
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 137.5 WR AC
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 167.5 WR AC

Special Notes