June 14th, 2017

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Marian Zielinski (Poland)

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History in Color:

One of the greatest weightlifters of Poland, Marian Zielinski is training in the national team camp.


Marian Zielinski (1929-1935) was one of the best in the world in the 1960s. He was the first World champion from Poland (1959)


He competed at four Summer Olympics in Helsinki 1956. Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968 and won three bronze Olympic medals.


Zielinsky lifted in the feather and light weight classes and won two World titles (1959, 1963) , 3 European titles (1959, 1960, 1963).


He set 3 world records (2 in snatch, 1 in cj lift).