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Old 11-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
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these guys get to throw logs around! this is amazing!
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:21 PM   #12
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Any idea what era this is? One of my friends and co-workers was on the 1972 Polish Olympic team. He defected shortly after. One thing he remembers most is all of the non-weight lifting they did. Lots of hopping; hopping in sand, hopping in the river and lake, hopping in the pool, lots of handstand work and lots of ab work, lots of swimming and rowing too.
I'd like to show him this and see if he recognizes any of the athletes.

Thanks for this video.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
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Could compare with this more modern Polish team.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Vdt9B5vKo
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #14
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Any idea what era this is? One of my friends and co-workers was on the 1972 Polish Olympic team. He defected shortly after. One thing he remembers most is all of the non-weight lifting they did. Lots of hopping; hopping in sand, hopping in the river and lake, hopping in the pool, lots of handstand work and lots of ab work, lots of swimming and rowing too.
I'd like to show him this and see if he recognizes any of the athletes.

Thanks for this video.
Not sure of the dates, as it seems to feature comps all throughout the 70s. I think Zygmunt Smalcerz (1972 Olympic team) is featured, so it's quite possible.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:52 PM   #15
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Awesome!! That's what I was hoping for. I'll be shadowing his lunch break again this week.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #16
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I finally got to talk to my coworker buddy. I sent him the video and asked if he knew these guys.
Here's his response: Yeah, I know all of them: Stefan Leletko (the small guy 3rd on the video from the beginning), Tadeusz Rutkowski - the heavy weight guy are both from the same weightlifting club. This video was taken at National Team Training facility in Warsaw. I only attended those camps during summer, because I was full time student.


Pretty cool. Thanks for digging this up.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:16 AM   #17
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I finally got to talk to my coworker buddy. I sent him the video and asked if he knew these guys.
Here's his response: Yeah, I know all of them: Stefan Leletko (the small guy 3rd on the video from the beginning), Tadeusz Rutkowski - the heavy weight guy are both from the same weightlifting club. This video was taken at National Team Training facility in Warsaw. I only attended those camps during summer, because I was full time student.


Pretty cool. Thanks for digging this up.
Very cool!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:20 AM   #18
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Here's another cut and pasted e-mail from my buddy about those guys (I asked him "what's with the hair"?) :

I don't know about the hair either, but I do visit these guys when I go to Poland. Last time I saw them was in 2001. Leletko is a taxi driver and so was Rutkowski. Rutkowski attempted suicide about 12 years ago, but survived after jumping of the 10 story condo....by bouncing off TV antenna on someone's below his floor balcony. It is amazing how little value you have in the communist country when you "done". Rutkowski was 2 time bronze medalist in heavy weight in Montreal and Moscow Olympic games. Leletko was a world and olympic champion in 52 kg weight class.




Athletes here get endorsements, speaking engagements, book deals, coaching opportunities and ect. Not so much in East Europe...
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On a related note, regarding Zygmunt Smalcerz:

http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/new...?no_cache=true
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i thought the back squat was interesting when he set the rack low and let it hit it each time. any opinions on that method?
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