Leszek Błażyński

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.

Leszek Błażyński
Personal information
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

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.[citation needed]

Olympic resultsEdit

1972

1976

ReferencesEdit

  • databaseOlympics at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-05-11)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Leszek Błażyński". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.