'Pocket Hercules' Naim Suleymanoglu Has Passed Away

Legendary weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu, also known as "Pocket Hercules," has passed away at the age of 50.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist had recently been hospitalized for liver problems and had received a liver transplant in October.

Suleymanoglu was only 4-foot-10 but was a giant in weightlifting, with three Olympic titles, seven world championships, multiple European championships, six world records, and the highest Sinclair score of all time at 504 points, making him pound-for-pound the greatest weightlifter ever.


He was such an incredible athlete that at the 1988 Olympics, his gold medal performance was 30kg ahead of second place and would have earned him a gold medal in the weight class above his as well. At the competition, Suleymanoglu snatched 152.5kg/336lb and clean and jerked 190kg/418lb in the 60kg/132lb division.

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Colleen Fotsch, fresh off winning the 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games in St. Cloud, Minnesota, spoke to FloElite about her preparation for the Granite Games, her move to Arizona, her growth with her new coach, and much more. Here’s the second installation of this two-part interview.

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Travis Mayer, Colleen Fotsch Are Your 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games Champs

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2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games: Day 1 Recap, Results, & More

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Granite Games Officially Announced As A CrossFit-Sanctioned Qualifier

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On the eve of the 2018 Granite Games in St. Paul, Minnesota, the 2019 Granite Games just got a whole lot spicier: Last night the CrossFit Games officially announced that next year's edition of this event will be the second confirmed CrossFit-sanctioned qualifier, joining the Dubai Fitness Festival. 

2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games Watch Guide

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The weekend we’ve been waiting for is finally here: the 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games. To get ready for the event you can follow FloElite on social media — Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook — and check out all our preview content here.

2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games Preview: Is This A Future CrossFit Regional?

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This week is an exciting week for fitness athletes and fans alike. The 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games is taking place from September 7-9 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and the competition is going to provide both challenges to the athletes and entertainment for the fans. 

Granite Games 2018: Andrea Nisler Attacks MN After CrossFit Podium Finish

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Granite Games 2018: Elvis Kranski Hasn't Met His Team But He's Ready Anyway

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