Billed as the ‘Mighty Son of Poland’, strongman Jan Stanisław Cyganiewicz was wrestling’s first world champion who would later die in poverty despite a glittering career.
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Armenian-born Polish classical wrestler Gevorg Sahakyan won the silver medal in the 67 kilogramme category of the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Gold went to Atakan Yuksel of Turkey.
Magomedmurad Gadzhiev of Poland won the bronze medal in the 70kg category at the European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest on Tuesday.
Roksana Zaspina (ZTA Zgierz) won the silver medal in the 55 kg freestyle category during the European Wrestling Championships, held in Kaspiisk, Russia. She lost to the Belarusian Iryna Kurochkina in the gold-medal match, which ended in a 4:4 draw.