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Edmund Piątkowski

Name  Edmund Piatkowski
Role  Olympic athlete

Edmund Piątkowski (31 January 1936 – 28 March 2016) was a Polish track and field athlete, who competed in the discus event.

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Piątkowski was multiple time Polish champion in the discus (1955, 1957–66, 1968–69). He participated in four European Championships in Athletics (1958, 1962, 1966, 1969), and three Olympic Games (1960, 1964, 1968).

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In 1958, he won the gold medal at the 6th European Championships in Stockholm. In May 1959, he broke the European record (57.89); afterward in June 1959, he set the world record (59.91) at the Kusocinski Memorial meet in Warsaw. Two years later, in August 1961, he yet again topped the European record (60.47) in Lodz.

In 1960, Piątkowski took 5th place in the 17th Olympic Games at Rome. In 1962, he took 4th at Belgrade (7th EU-ch). In 1964, he took 7th at Tokyo (18th Ol). In 1966, he took 4th at Budapest (8th EU-ch). In 1967, he won at Kiev (2nd European Cup). In 1968, he took 7th at Mexico City (19th Ol). In 1969, he took 12th at Athens (9th EU-ch). He died on 28 March 2016 at the age of 80.


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