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Lech Drogosz

Full name: Leszek Melchior "Lech" Drogosz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 6, 1933 in Kielce, Świętokrzyskie, Poland
Died: September 7, 2012 in Kielce, Świętokrzyskie, Poland
Affiliations: SHL Kielce, Kielce (POL) / Błękitni Kielce, Kielce (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Lech Drogosz competed at three consecutive Olympics starting in 1952, winning a welterweight bronze medal in 1960. At the European Championships, Drogosz was far more successful, winning light-welterweight titles in 1953 and 1955 and a welterweight title in 1957. He also won eight Polish titles, in 1953 in light-welterweight and in 1954-55, 1958, 1960-61, 1964 and 1967 as a welterweight. In 1953 Drogosz was selected as the Polish Sportsperson of the Year, and finished his career in 1967 with a record of 363 wins in 377 bouts. After finishing his boxing career, Drogosz had a successful acting career, acting in more than 15 movies, including in two Andrzej Wajda movies “Hunting Flies” (Polowanie na muchy, 1969) and “Landscape After the Battle” (Krajobraz po bitwie, 1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Boxing Men's Featherweight Poland POL 5T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Poland POL 9T
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Men's Welterweight Poland POL 3T Bronze

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1952-07-31 Caprari (ITA) , Drogosz (POL) 0
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #2 1 Drogosz (POL) , Galasso (BRA) 3 decision
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #3 1 1952-07-28 Drogosz (POL) , Nyein (MYA) 3 decision

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #2 2 1956-11-27 Engibaryan (URS) , Drogosz (POL)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #4 1 1956-11-24 Drogosz (POL) bye

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1960-09-03 Radonyak (URS) , Drogosz (POL) 2 59 60 59 60 59 297
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1960-09-02 Drogosz (POL) , Loubscher (RSA) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Poland POL Round Three Match #3 1 1960-08-31 Drogosz (POL) , Yavarkandi (IRI) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #5 1 1960-08-27 Drogosz (POL) , Nielsen (DEN) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1960 Summer 27 Roma Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #9 1 1960-08-25 Drogosz (POL) bye
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