Mieczysław Nowak

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Mieczysław Nowak
Isaac Berger, Yoshinobu Miyake, Mieczysław Nowak 1964b.jpg
Isaac Berger, Yoshinobu Miyake and Mieczysław Nowak at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born 22 December 1936
Chomęcice, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Died 17 May 2006 (69)
Nowy Dwór Gdański, Pomorskie, Poland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Club LZS Wrocław
Śląsk Wrocław
WKS Flota Gdynia
Coached by Aleksander Machowski
Augustyn Dziedzic
Klemens Roguski[1]

Mieczysław Nowak (22 December 1936 – 17 May 2006) was a Polish featherweight weightlifter. He competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and finished in third, fifth and seventh place, respectively. He won one gold (1970) and two silver medals (1965 and 1966) at world championships, and his Olympic bronze also counted as the world championships bronze in 1964. At the European championships, he won three gold (1965, 1966 and 1968), one silver (1970) and 1 bronze medals (1972). Nationally he won four titles (1965–1967, 1970) and set thirteen records.[1][2]

After retiring from competitions Nowak worked as a coach and a sports official.[3]


  1. ^ a b Nowak Mieczysław. Polish Olympics Committee
  2. ^ MIECZYSLAW NOWAK. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Mieczysław Nowak. sports-reference.com