Ryszard Marcin Wolny (born 24 March 1969 in Racibórz) is a Polish wrestler and Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ryszard Wolny
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Medal record
Representing  Poland
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Lightweight
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place Ostia 1990 62kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Oulu 60 kg
Silver medal – second place 1995 Besançon 60 kg
Silver medal – second place 1999 Sofia 60 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Poznań 60 kg


Wolny has competed in five Olympics, from 1988 to 2004. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where he received a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, the lightweight class.[1]


  1. ^ "Profile: Ryszard Wolny". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 February 2009.