The 4th Janusz Przedpelski (1926 -2008) Memorial Tournament – the legendary President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation in 1959-2006; co-founder and long-term President of the EWF; IWF Vice-President; coach and international referee – was held in Opole, Poland on 10 November 2012.
The organizers of the event were the Polish Weightlifting Federation (President of the PWF and IWF Vice-President Zygmunt Wasiela) and the club “Budowlani” Opole – Polish Team Champion in 2012, and its coach, former Head of the Polish National Team – Ryszard Szewczyk. In a tightly packed audience, Janusz Przedpełski’s widow Mrs. Maria and daughter Aleksandra, the London 2012 Olympic Champion in the 85kg bodyweight category Adrian Zielinski and many former Polish best lifters were present.
Kornel Czekiel (bodyweight 106.5kg) won the 4th Memorial Tournament with a result of 390kg in the Total (Snatch: 170kg, Clean & Jerk 220kg). He obtained 423.35 Sinclair points. The second was Arkadiusz Michalski (bodyweight 102.1kg) with 403.19 Sinclair points and a Total result of 366kg (Snatch: 160kg, Clean & Jerk: 206kg). The Bronze Medallist of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the 105kg bodyweight category Bartlomiej Bonk was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Tournament. With a bodyweight of 100.7 kg, he ended the competition with a Total of 364kg (Snatch: 165, Clean & Jerk: 199kg) and 400.3 Sinclair points.
Photos: Jan Rozmarynowski