Marcin Dołęga

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Marcin Dołęga
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Marcin Dołęga
Personal information
Nationality Polish
Born (1982-07-18) July 18, 1982 (age 34)
Łuków, Poland
Years active 1999-
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) (2014)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb) (2014)
Sport
Country Poland
Sport Olympic weightlifting
Event(s) 105 kg, +105 kg
Club CWSPCiSS Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Turned pro 1999
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 201 kg (2008)
  • Clean & Jerk: 235 kg (2008)
  • Total: 436 kg (2008)

Marcin Dołęga (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmart͡ɕin dɔˈwɛnɡa]; born July 18, 1982) is a Polish weightlifter. He is a three-time World champion in the 105 kg weight division.

Personal life[edit]

Dołęga was born on July 18, 1982 in Łuków, Poland. His brothers Robert and Daniel are also weightlifters.

Career[edit]

Dołęga broke the snatch world record in 2002 with 198 kg, and in 2006 with 199 kg.[1]

In 2004 Dołęga was banned for two years because of doping use.[2]

He won at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 415 kg.[3] He also won at the 2006 European Weightlifting Championships. He represented Poland at the 2008 Summer Olympics, ranking 3rd with a total of 420 kg.[3]

He won the gold medal in the 105 kg category again at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 426 kg.[3]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008 China Beijing, China 105 kg 195 200 201 2 225 228 228 6 420 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 105 kg 190 190 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
World Championships
2001 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 105 kg 180 185 187.5 8 225 230 232.5 6 410 5
2002 Poland Warszawa, Poland 105 kg 192.5 192.5 197.5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 220 225 225 8 412.5 6
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada 105 kg 190 195 195 4 220 225 225 8 410 5
2006 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 105 kg 193 193 200 2nd, silver medalist(s) 222 222 222 1st, gold medalist(s) 415 1st, gold medalist(s)
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand 105 kg 193 193 193 -- 226 232 232 4 -- --
2009 South Korea Goyang, South Korea 105 kg 191 191 195 1st, gold medalist(s) 221 226 226 1st, gold medalist(s) 421 1st, gold medalist(s)
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 105 kg 188 191 192 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 218 227 238 1st, gold medalist(s) 415 1st, gold medalist(s)
2013 Poland Wrocław, Poland 105 kg 185 185 185 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
European Championships
World Junior Championships
European Junior Championships
European Youth Championships

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Progress of World Records, Men's 105 kg". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c "DOLEGA Marcin". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 

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