Jerzy Klempel

Jerzy Klempel (23 April 1953 in Międzylesie (Świebodzin County) – 28 May 2004 in Wrocław) is a former Polish handball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Jerzy Klempel
Personal information
Born (1953-04-23)23 April 1953
Międzylesie, Poland
Died 28 May 2004(2004-05-28) (aged 51)
Wrocław, Poland
Nationality Polish
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Right back, Right wing
Senior clubs
Years Team
1970–1971
Gwardia Opole
1971–1982
Śląsk Wrocław
1982–1991
Frisch Auf Göppingen
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1987
Poland 224 (1170)
Olympic medal record
Men's Handball
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team

In 1976 he won the bronze medal with the Polish team. He played all five matches and scored 23 goals.

Four years later he was part of the Polish team which finished seventh. He played all six matches and scored 44 goals. He became the top scorer of the tournament.

External linksEdit

  • profile (in Polish)
  • Olympic Profile
  • "Obituaries" (PDF).