October 22, 2018 – Henryk Trebicki (Poland, 1940 – 1996) would have celebrated his 78th birthday.
Happy Birthday, Champ!
September 13, 1970, Columbus, OH, USA – One of the best bantamweights of the 1960s, Henryk Trebicki competes in a clean-and-jerk program in the 56kg class at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus.
Henryk Trebicki (1940-1996) was one of the best bantamweights in the history of Polish Olympic weightlifting.
He represented Poland at 3 Summer Olympics – in 1964, 1968 and 1952. In 1964 and 1972, Trebicki won the 4th place in the 56kg class in Tokyo and Munich accordingly. In 1968, Trebicki won a bronze Olympic medal at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Besides his solid performance at the Olympics, Trebicki was a strong bantamweight contender in the top international tournaments during his career in this sport. At the European Championships, he won a bronze medal in 1965 in Sofia.
He became a vice champion of the World in 1971 in Lima and was 3rd in the 56kg at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus. In Columbus, OH (shown on the cover photo), Trebicki won the snatch program and was 3rd in the press.
When the World Championship was cancelled in 1967, Henryk Trebicki finished 4th at the Little Olympics in Mexico City.
On the national level, Henryk Trebicki was a 2x champion (1963, 1964), 2x silver (1969, 1970) and 4x bronze (1962, 1965, 1967, 1972) medalist in the Championships of Poland.
Henryk Trebicki was a popular installment on the Polish weightlifting team. He was charismatic and considered a great storyteller among his teammates.