Agata Wróbel

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Agata Wróbel
Medal record
Competitor for  Poland
Women’s Weightlifting
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney + 75 kg
Bronze 2004 Athens + 75 kg
World Championships
Silver 1999 Athens + 75 kg
Silver 2001 Antalya + 75 kg
Gold 2002 Warsaw + 75 kg
European Championships
Gold 1999 La Coruña + 75 kg
Gold 2002 Antalya + 75 kg
Gold 2004 Kiev + 75 kg
Silver 2003 Loutraki + 75 kg
Bronze 1998 Riesa + 75 kg

Agata Wróbel (born August 28, 1981 in Żywiec) is a Polish weightlifter, and is a world record-breaker in the +75 kg category.

She took up weightlifting after watching the men compete in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and after learning that women's weightlifting would be an event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

At the 2000 World Junior Championships her combined total for both the snatch and clean and jerk was a record-breaking 290 kg. She has broken no fewer than 11 world records in the sport. In 2002, she was voted 2nd for world weightlifter of the year.

As well as numerous Junior and World Championship successes, coming first in 2002, she has participated in both the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics in the Women's +75 kg category, winning a silver medal and a bronze medal respectively.

In 2003 she appeared in the [French] documentary "M2A - Mission to Athens", depicting her preparation to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

For her sport achievements, she received:
Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit in 2000;
Knight's Cross Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (5th Class) in 2004.

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