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Zbigniew Kaczmarek (born 31 July 1946 in Tarnowskie Góry) is a Polish former weightlifter who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics, in the 1976 Summer Olympics, and in the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1]

Olympic medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing  Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich lightweight
Disqualified 1976 Montreal lightweight

At the 1976 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal, but was tested positive for anabolic steroids and was therefore disqualified for doping and was stripped of his gold medal.[2]


  1. ^ "Zbigniew Kaczmarek". sports-reference. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  2. ^ "IOC Takes Action: Weightlifters are Stripped of Medals". Observer–Reporter. Google News Archive. 16 October 1976. Retrieved 8 May 2016.