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Süleymanoğlu, Naim, 1967-2017

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Personal name headingSüleymanoğlu, Naim, 1967-2017
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Variant(s)Suleimanov, Naim, 1967-2017
Shalamonov, Naum, 1967-2017
Si︠u︡leĭmanov, Naim, 1967-2017
Shalamanov, Naum, 1967-2017
Сюлейманов, Наим, 1967-2017
Шаламанов, Наум, 1967-2017
Birth date1967-01-23
Death date2017-11-18
Place of birthPtichar (Bulgaria)
Place of deathIstanbul (Turkey)
Field of activityWeight lifting
AffiliationOlympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Olympic Games (25th : 1992 : Barcelona, Spain)
Olympic Games (24th : 1988 : Seoul, Korea)
Profession or occupationWeight lifters Olympic athletes
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated
Found inTürenç, T. Özgürlüğe uçan dev, 1988: p. 14, etc. t.p. (Naim Süleymanoğlu) p. 14, etc. (b. 1/23/1967 in Ahatlı, Bulgaria; Turkish Bulgarian; olympic weight-lifter; immigrated to Turkey, 1985)
New York times WWW site, viewed Nov. 29, 2017 (in obituary published Nov. 22: Naim Suleymanoglu; b. Naim Suleimanov, Jan. 23, 1967, Ptichar, Bulgaria; ethnic Turk; his name was changed to Naum Shalamonov, under a measure that required ethnic Turks to use Bulgarian adaptations of their names; defected to Turkey in 1986 and changed his name to a Turkish one: Naim Suleymanoglu; d. Saturday [Nov. 18, 2017], Istanbul, aged 50; Turkish weight lifter whose diminutive size and stunning strength earned him the nickname Pocket Hercules on his way to winning three consecutive Olympic gold medals)
Wikipedia, viewed Nov. 29, 2017 (Naim Süleymanoğlu; b. in Bulgaria as Naim Suleimanov but forced to change to Naum Shalamanov; Bulgarian: from Наим Сюлейманов to Наум Шаламанов = from Naim Si︠u︡leĭmanov to Naum Shalamanov)