Waldemar Baszanowski dies

Updated: April 29, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's weightlifting authorities say former Olympic and world champion weightlifter Waldemar Baszanowski has died at the age of 75 after a long illness.

Polish Weightlifting Association spokesman Jacek Korczak-Mleczko said Friday that Baszanowski died in a Warsaw hospital early that day, following a medical procedure.

Baszanowski was lightweight Olympic champion in 1964 and 1968 and world champion in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969.

He served as president ...

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