View Full Version : Szymon Kolecki

08-29-2003, 05:57 PM

Ok at the time the Ironmind 2001 Polish Training Champions tape was filmed he was about 18 I think?

I recall during the tape they mentioned him chatting with his buddies about him being on the cover of PlanetMuscle mag. Article link below -

it reads

Instead, take a look at the phenom on our cover, 207-lb. Polish teenage lifter, Szymon Kolecki snatching 402 lbs. He did this at 17 and made 512 lbs. in the clean and jerk at 18, while winning both the 1999 and 2000 World Olympiclifting Championships. Now, I suppose, like every time Amy goes to the beach in that bikini, this could be considered a great gluteal event.

...Keep in mind this is a teen snatching over 400 lbs. and jerking 512 lbs. at 6 and 207 lbs. and who has passed all the steroid drug tests, which in Olympiclifting, are about 100 times more strident than in bodybuilding.


I mean damn! He's pretty strong! On the tape he's strong too, and fluid etc. And he's not that built. Only benches 300lbs or so from a double after a training session, from memory on the tape as well :)
What I wanna know is how long had he been training when the tape was filmed?! 5 years or so?

chris mason
08-29-2003, 06:37 PM
That is absolutely freakish! Amazing power at such a young age!

08-29-2003, 06:42 PM
here is an animated gif of his clean


actually he benches 180kg for a double after his normal oly workout on the tape! Olylifters don't normally bench but the polish guys do a bit.

that's 396lbs so he is strong, but with a bounce and slight arch :)

08-30-2003, 09:08 AM
i'm 18 and i have trouble snatching 135lbs :(

08-30-2003, 02:16 PM
im almost 17 and have trouble snatching 101lbs :cry: