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Zygmunt Smalcerz

Full name: Zygmunt Antoni Smalcerz
Gender: Male
Height: 5'0" (153 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: June 8, 1941 in Bestwinka, Śląskie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL) / Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While not a tall man at 1.53 m, Zygmunt Smalcerz's performances in the early 1970s in the then new flyweight division were great. He earned three overall world titles (1971, 1972 and 1975), of which the 1972 title doubled as the Olympic championships. Additionally, Smalcerz placed 2nd in 1970 and third in 1973, as well as gold medals in the press (1972), snatch (1971 and 1975) and clean & jerk (1971 and 1975). At the Europeans, Smalcerz was no less successful, winning the overall title four times (1971-72, 1974-75), winning both the snatch and clean & jerk at the 1971, 1972 and 1975 editions. Smalcerz had hoped to close out his career with a second Olympic gold at the Montréal Games, but was forced to withdraw from the competition due to injury. Following his active career, the six-time Polish Champion turned to coaching. In 2008, he led the Polish contingent at the Beijing Games, later moving to the United States. In 2002, Smalcerz was inducted in the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: Press - 115.0 kg (1971); Snatch - 105.0 kg (1975); Clean & Jerk - 132.5 kg (1975); Two events - 237.5 kg (1975); Three events - 340.0 kg (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Men's Flyweight Poland POL 1 Gold OR
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Flyweight Poland POL AC DNF

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings 1 337.5
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press 1T 112.5
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #1 AC 107.5 o
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #2 AC 112.5 x
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Military Press Lift #3 AC 112.5 o
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch 2 100.0
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 102.5 x
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk 3T 125.0
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 130.0 x
1972 Summer 31 München Weightlifting Poland POL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 130.0 x
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Poland POL Final Standings AC
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch AC
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 x
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #2 AC 100.0 x
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Poland POL Snatch Lift #3 AC 100.0 x