|Full name||Grzegorz Witold Kleszcz|
12 November 1977 |
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||131 kg (289 lb)|
|Club||OKS Start Otwock|
Grzegorz Witold Kleszcz (born November 12, 1977 in Oława) is a Polish weightlifter. He is a three-time Olympian and a bronze medalist for the super heavyweight class at the 2001 European Weightlifting Championships in Trenčín, Slovakia.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kleszcz switched to a heavier class by competing this time in the +105 kg category. He was able to carry 190 kg in the snatch, and 225 kg in the clean and jerk, for a total of 415 kg, finishing only in tenth place.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Kleszcz competed for his second time in the men's +105 kg class. Kleszcz placed seventh in this event, as he successfully lifted 185 kg in the single-motion snatch, and hoisted 234 kg in the two-part, shoulder-to-overhead clean and jerk, for a total of 419 kg.
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