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Zygmunt Smalcerz (Poland): Strength. Charisma. Personality.


The History in Color features a color version of photo with Olympic champion Zygmunt Smalcerz, Polish champion with unforgettable strength, charisma and personality.


Zygmunt Smalcerz (b. 1941) is a legend of Polish and World Olympic weightlifting. He was a brilliant flyweight athlete of the 1970s.


Nicknamed as “Polish Gulliver” by his teammates, Smalcerz was a 2x Olympian (1972, 1976), Olympic champion (1972), 3x World Champion (1971, 1972, 1975), 4x European Champion (1971, 1972, 1974, 1975) and a world record holder in the 52kg class. By all means, Zygmunt Smalcerz one of the best flyweights in the history of this sport.


On the national level, Smalcerz was a 6x Polish champion and 21x national record breaker.

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