Zygmunt Smalcerz

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Zygmunt Smalcerz
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Zygmunt Smalcerz in 2007
Personal information
Born 8 June 1941 (1941-06-08) (age 76)
Bestwinka, Śląskie, Poland
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Club AZS Warszawa
Legia Warszawa

Zygmunt Antoni Smalcerz (born 8 June 1941) is a retired Polish weightlifter who won the gold medal in the flyweight class at the 1972 Olympics. He also competed at the 1976 Games, but had to withdraw due to injury.[1]

In 2002 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[2]

He was the head coach of the Polish weightlifting team for the run up and including the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[1]

As of 2010, he is the resident weightlifting coach at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.


  1. ^ a b Zygmunt Smalcerz. sports-reference
  2. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
Zygmunt Smalcerz on a 1972 UAE stamp