Jürgen Ciezki

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJürgen•Ciezki
Used nameJürgen•Ciezki
Born27 May 1952 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 112 kg
AffiliationsBerliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Heavyweight lifter Jürgen Ciezki won silver medals at both the 1974 and 1978 World Championships and bronze medals in 1975 and 1977. At the Europeans he won bronze in 1974-77 and 1980, and silver in 1978. At the 1976 Montréal Olympics he was fifth. Ciezki won the East German national title in 1972 and 1974-78.

After German re-unification, former East German officials admitted to administering doping to nearly all Olympic athletes, including weightlifter Ciezki. It became known that he would not compete at Moskva in 1980, due to an internal positive doping test shortly before the Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Weightlifting GDR Jürgen Ciezki
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 5