Blast from the Past!
Here is a look at Szymon Kolecki’s weightlifting history up to the year 2000.
This by no means an exhaustive compilation of all his competitions (see his competition history here), but we cover a lot of ground nonetheless.
I think it’s just stunning to see him evolve from a skinny kid, lifting weights in a backyard, to one of the best clean & jerkers in recent history, albeit being only 18 years old in 2000!
Thanks to Daniel and Leszek Kołecki for providing the footage!
04:36Polish Squatting Secrets
13:06The video really gets going here.
15:53233kg Clean & Jerk
17:16232.5kg Clean & Jerk (237.5kg attempt!) at 96.4kg, age 17 (Junior World Record -105kg)
19:02235kg Clean & Jerk, at 94.0kg, age 18!
Follow Szymon on Instagram @szymonkolecki.
The videos came without lifting sounds. That’s why I had to put in music in the background in case you’re wondering.