You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Henryk Grabowski

Henryk Grabowski

Full name: Henryk Piotr Grabowski
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 19, 1929 in Czeladź, Śląskie, Poland
Died: March 3, 2012 in Czeladź, Śląskie, Poland
Affiliations: Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL) / Górnik Katowice, Katowice (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Henryk Grabowski was one of the top Polish long jumpers of the 1950s. Between 1952-58 he improved the Polish record eight times, taking it from 7.51 to 7.81. His major international accomplishment was winning a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1958 European Championships. At the Polish Championships, he won the long jump in 1952, 1956, and 1958, and he represented Poland 23 times in internationals. In 1957, Grabowski was second on the world list with 7.80, done at Chorzów on 5 October, and he was sixth on the 1958 world list with his Polish record 7.81. He was ranked fourth in the world by Track & Field News in 1957 and 1958, seventh in 1956, and ninth in 1955. During his career he represented a number of clubs, including Górnik Czeladź (1949-50), CWKS Warszawa (1951-52), Górnik Mysłwice (1953), Górnik Zabrze (1954), Górnik Katowice (1955-57), and CKS Czeladź (1958-60).

Personal Best: LJ – 7.81 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's Long Jump Poland POL 21 QR
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Men's Long Jump Poland POL 10

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Poland Qualifying Round 21 6.77
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Group A 10 6.77
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 8 6.72
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 9 6.72 foul
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 NP 6.77
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Final Round 10 7.15
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Final Round Round Three 8 7.15 7.15
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Qualifying Round 1 QU 7.52
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Round One 1 7.52
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 7.52
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Poland Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass