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Ireneusz Paliński

Full name: Ireneusz Paliński
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 83-90 kg
Born: May 13, 1932 in Nużewo, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: July 9, 2006 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Affiliations: Gwaria Jelenia Góra/LZS Mazowsze
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In the 1960 light-heavyweight class, Ireneusz Paliński became the first Polish weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal. Polish success was complete, as Jan Bochenek also won the bronze in the same event. A year later, Paliński confirmed his champion status by also winning the middle-heavyweight world title, breaking the clean & jerk and combined world records. He collected a host of other medals at World Championships, finishing second overall four times (1959, 1962-63, 1966) and third twice (1958, 1964) - with the 1964 event being held in conjunction with the Olympics. The World Championships also doubled as European Championships, and Paliński won the same amount of medals in those championships. A specialist in the clean & jerk, he broke six world records in that discipline (two in the light-heavyweight, four in the middle-heavyweight). A nine-time Polish champion, Paliński was elected as Polish Sportsperson of the year in 1961.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Poland POL 1 Gold
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight Poland POL 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 1 442.5
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 2T 130.0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 132.5 x
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 1T 132.5
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 132.5 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 1 180.0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 175.0 o
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 180.0 x
1960 Summer 28 Roma Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 180.0 o

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 3 467.5
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 4 150.0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 150.0 o
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 155.0 x
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 5T 135.0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 140.0 x
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 140.0 x
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 1 182.5
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 182.5 o
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 192.5 x
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 192.5 x