Jozef Plachý

Jozef Plachý (born 28 February 1949) is a former middle distance runner from Slovakia. He competed for Czechoslovakia at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in the 800 m and at the 1980 Olympics in the 1500 m event with the best result of fifth place in 1968.[1] In 1969–1974 Plachý won four medals at European championships, indoors and outdoors. On 27 June 1973 he "helped" Marcello Fiasconaro, by chasing him through the race, to set an 800 m world record in Milan.[2]

Jozef Plachý
Plachý chasing Marcello Fiasconaro on 27 June 1973 in Milan
Personal information
Born13 December 1949 (1949-12-13) (age 72)
Košice, Slovakia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)800 m, 1500 m
ClubSlávia Košice
HC Košice
Dukla Praha
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:45.4 (1969)
1500 m – 3:37.04 (1977)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jozef Plachý". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Pieters, Michelle. "A Knight's Tale" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2012.

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