World famous weightlifting champion Pyrros Dimas has been honoured by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
His name and form was engraved on an Ancient Greek vase.
The IOC wanting to combine the Ancient Olympic Games with the modern ones, selected four of the most important athletes and inscribed them on ancient vases.
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.
International Olympic Committee honoured:
- Pyrros Dimas
- LeBron James
- Yelena Isinbaeva
- Katinka Hosszú