Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Waldemar Baszanowski

Waldemar Baszanowski

Full name: Waldemar Romuald Baszanowski
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 64-67 kg
Born: August 15, 1935 in Grudziądz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Died: April 29, 2011 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Waldemar Baszanowski was one of the greatest lifters ever pound-for-pound. He was the first man to clean & jerk 2½ times his bodyweight. Baszanowski won gold medals in both 1964 and 1968 at the Olympics in the lightweight class and was also World Champion in 1961, 1964-65, and 1968-69. He also won five silver medals at the World Championships, and was a five-time European Champion (1961, 1965, 1968-69 ,1971). Baszanowski was a great technician who did very well in the quick lifts of snatch and clean & jerk. He set 24 world records, capped by his greatest day, 26 June 1964, when he broke the world overall record three times in the same competition. After his lifting career ended, he became a lecturer at the Academy of Physical Education in Poland and a coach, both home and abroad, coaching the Indonesian national team for several years. In 1999, Baszanowski became President of the European Weightlifting Federation, serving through 2007. Baszanowski won numerous awards, being named Polish Sportsperson of the Year in 1969, and he was elected to the International Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 1993. At the end of the 20th century, Baszanowski was voted the third greatest weightlifter of all-time in several polls, trailing Turkey's Naim Suleymanoğlu and Hungary's Imre Földi. In 1969, Baszanowski suffered tragedy, when his first wife, Anita, was killed in a solo car accident, in which he was driving with her and his son, who survived the accident.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Poland POL 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Poland POL 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Poland POL 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Poland POL 4

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 5 370.0
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 19T 105.0
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 x
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 2 117.5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 4T 147.5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1960 Summer 25 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 147.5 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 1 432.5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 3 132.5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 132.5 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 1 135.0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 135.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 1T 165.0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 165.0 x
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 165.0 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 1 437.5
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 1T 135.0
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 140.0 x
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 1 135.0
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 135.0 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 1 167.5
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 162.5 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 167.5 o
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 172.5 x
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 170.5 x
1968 Summer 33 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Poland POL 2nd Phase Summary 1 270.0
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 4 435.0
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 5T 142.5
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 142.5 x
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 142.5 x
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 142.5 o
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 2T 130.0
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 7T 162.5
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 162.5 o
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 167.5 x
1972 Summer 37 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 167.5 x
id: 56,500