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Leszek Błażyński

Leszek Błażyński
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Full nameLeszek Błażyński
NationalityPolish
Born(1949-03-05)5 March 1949
Ełk, Warmińsko-Mazurskie
Died6 August 1992(1992-08-06) (aged 43)
Katowice, Śląskie
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFlyweight
ClubBBTS Włókniarz Bielsko-Biała
Szombierek Bytom

Leszek Błażyński Polish pronunciation: [ˈlɛʂɛk ˈbwaʐɨj̃skʲi] (5 March 1949 in Ełk, Warmińsko-Mazurskie – 6 August 1992 in Katowice, Śląskie) was a Polish boxer who twice won the bronze medal in the men's flyweight (– 51 kg) division at the Summer Olympics.

He first did so in 1972, when Munich hosted the Games. Four years later in Montreal, he once again captured the bronze, after a loss in the semifinals against eventual winner Leo Randolph of the United States. Błażyński committed suicide in 1992, aged 43. He suffered from depression after the death of his wife.[1] He was buried at the Communal Cemetery in Katowice.

Olympic results

1972

1976

References

  1. ^ Mija 20 lat od śmierci Leszka Błażyńskiego by Tomasz Kalemba, Onet Sport, 5 August 2012.
  • databaseOlympics at the Wayback Machine (archived May 11, 2006)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Leszek Błażyński". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.


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