Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
#=3
Boxing Light-Heavyweight (≤81 kilograms)
Rome 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
#2
Boxing Light-Heavyweight (≤81 kilograms)
Melbourne 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
#=3
Boxing Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)

Zbigniew PIETRZYKOWSKI

Poland
Boxing
Height
181 cm / 5'11''
Weight
81 kg / 178 pounds
Birth date
4 Oct 1934 Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Gender
Male

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Zbigniew PIETRZYKOWSKI biography

Zbigniew Pietrzykowski is the best known Polish boxing hero, winning three Olympic medals in 1956-64, with two bronze medals in 1956 and 1964. In 1960 he was unfortunate to meet Cassius Clay in the final, losing to the future Muhammad Ali, but winning a silver medal. At the European Championships, Pietrzykowski competed five times, winning a medal each time, including four golds in 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1963. He was an 11-time Polish champion, winning the light-middleweight division in 1954-56, the middleweight class in 1957, and as a light-heavy for seven consecutive years – 1959-65. Pietrzykowski fought 350 amateur fights, winning 334, drawing 2 and losing 14.

After his competitive career, Pietrzykowski trained boxers for the teams of BBTS, GKS Katowice, and Wisla Cracow. He also became a member of the Polish Parliament (1993-1997), serving as vice-chairman of the Sports Committee. In 1986, Pietrzykowski became the first winner of the Aleksander Reksza Boxing Award.

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