Janusz Pyciak-Peciak

Janusz Gerard Pyciak-Peciak (born 9 February 1949) is a Polish modern pentathlete, Olympic champion and several times world champion.

Janusz Pyciak-Peciak
Personal information
Born (1949-02-09) 9 February 1949 (age 72)
Warsaw, Poland
SportModern pentathlon
Medal record
Men's modern pentathlon
Representing  Poland
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Individual
World championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 San Antonio Individual
Gold medal – first place 1977 San Antonio Team
Gold medal – first place 1978 Jönköping Team
Gold medal – first place 1981 Zielona Góra Individual
Gold medal – first place 1981 Zielona Góra Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Jönköping Individual
Silver medal – second place 1979 Budapest Individual


Pyciak-Peciak competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] Four years later at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he won an individual gold medal.[2] He finished 6th at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and the Polish team finished 4th.

World championshipsEdit

Pyciak-Peciak became individual world champion in 1977 and in 1981, and received silver medals in 1978 and 1979. He won the title three times with the Polish team, in 1977, 1978 and 1981.


Pyciak-Peciak was elected Polish Sportspersonality of the Year 1977, and again in 1981.


  1. ^ "Janusz Pyciak-Peciak Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  2. ^ "1976 Summer Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Modern Pentathlon" Archived 2008-09-17 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 16, 2008)