February 14, 1966 |
Yessentuki, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
Valerios Leonidis (Greek: Βαλέριος Λεωνίδης; born February 14, 1966) is a Greek former weightlifter and current weightlifting trainer. He has won one Olympic silver medal, two silver and one bronze World Championship medals. He has competed in different weight classes from 60 kg to 69 kg. His rivalry with world-record holder Naim Süleymanoğlu in the men's 64 kg was a very popular part of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, in which he won the silver medal.
- "Valerios Leonidis, Top Olympic Lifters of the 20th Century @ Lift Up". chidlovski.net. 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
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