Grzegorz Kleszcz

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Grzegorz Kleszcz
Personal information
Full name Grzegorz Witold Kleszcz
Nationality  Poland
Born (1977-11-12) 12 November 1977 (age 37)
Oława, Poland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 131 kg (289 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) +105 kg
Club OKS Start Otwock

Grzegorz Witold Kleszcz (born November 12, 1977 in Oława) is a Polish weightlifter.[1] He is a three-time Olympian and a bronze medalist for the super heavyweight class at the 2001 European Weightlifting Championships in Trenčín, Slovakia.[2]

Kleszcz made his official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he hauled 405 kilograms in total for an eighth-place finish in the men's heavyweight class (105 kg).

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Grzegorz Kleszcz". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Strossen, Randall (29 April 2001). "Scerbatihs Sweeps Supers". Iron Mind. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's +105kg (+231 lbs)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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