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Janusz Ślązak

Full name: Janusz Lubomir Ślązak
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: March 20, 1907 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: February 24, 1985 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL) / WTW, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Janusz Ślązak graduated from the Warszawa School of Economics. In Los Angeles he was the Polish flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony. Besides winning a silver medal in the coxed pairs, he also won a bronze in the coxed fours. He also competed in 1928 and 1936, but did not make the final either year. Ślązak won a silver medal in coxed pairs at the 1933 European Championships. He was a five-time Polish champion – coxed pairs (1933, 1936), coxless fours (1936), coxed fours (1933), and eights (1927). During World War II he was a lieutenant in the 1939 Polish campaign and survived the war in the officers’ camp II C near Woldenburg. After the war Ślązak worked in fisheries’ management and as a rowing coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Poland POL 2 h1 r5/7
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Poland POL 2 Silver
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Poland POL 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Poland POL 3 h2 r2/3

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Poland POL Jerzy Braun Final Round 8:31.2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Poland POL Jerzy Braun Semi-Finals Heat Two 8:56.2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Poland POL Jerzy Braun Round One Heat One 7:53.9

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Poland POL Final Round 7:26.8
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Poland POL Round One Heat Two 7:04.2

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Heat One 6:42.2
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round Two Repêchage Heat One 6:24.6
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round Two Heat Three 6:43.2
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round One Heat Two 6:37.0
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