The 1st World Champion For Poland
September 30, 1959, Warsaw, Poland – Featherweight Marian Zielinski of Poland wins the 60kg weight class at the 1959 World Championships in Warsaw.
Marian Zielinski (1929-2005) was one of the best weightlifters in the world in the 1960s. He was the first World champion from Poland (1959).
Zielinski competed at four Summer Olympics – in Helsinki 1956. Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968. He won three bronze Olympic medals.
Zielinsky lifted in the feather and light weight classes and won two World titles (1959, 1963) , 3 European titles (1959, 1960, 1963) and set 3 world records (2 in snatch, 1 in cj lift) in his career.