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Jan Kuczyński

Full name: Jan Zbigniew Kuczyński
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 7, 1935 in Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: November 28, 2009 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Jan Kuczyński was born in Vilnius, which was then part of Poland. Resettling in Gdańsk after the war, he pioneered freestyle wrestling in Poland, while also competing in Greco-Roman. Nationally, he won eight Polish titles between 1954 and 1962. His best result at World Championships came when he placed 5th twice (1957, freestyle and 1958, Greco-Roman). His only Olympic appearance was brief, being eliminated after just two matches. Later on, Kuczyński became a wrestling coach, also training the national team in the early 1970s. He was also active in the board of the regional wrestling association of Gdańsk, and as a referee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Poland POL 20T

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Poland POL Round Two 20T 1960-09-02 7
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Poland POL Round Two Match #10 2 1960-09-02 Abe (JPN) fall (6:26), Kuczyński (POL) 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Poland POL Round One 13T 1960-09-01 3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Wrestling Poland POL Round One Match #9 2 1960-09-01 Syniavskiy (URS) decision, Kuczyński (POL) 3
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