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Stanisław Urban

Full name: Stanisław Urban
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: September 13, 1907 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: April 1940 in Katyn, Smolensk, Russia
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Prior to winning a bronze medal in the coxed fours in Los Angeles, Stanisław Urban had participated in the 1928 Olympics in the eights. He also competed in the 1933 European Championships. In the coxed fours he was 1933 Polish Champion and runner-up in 1930. Additionally, he won four bronze medals at Polish Championships in the eights (1930-31), coxless fours (1929) and coxed pairs (1931).

From 1928-30 Urban was a leading rugby player for AZS Warsaw. At the beginning of World War II he fought as a lieutenant, before he was captured by the Soviets and sent to a prisoners’ camp in Kozielsku. He was among the 10,000 Polish officers who were murdered in 1940 by the Soviet secret police in the Katyn Massacre.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Poland POL 2 h1 r5/7
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Poland POL 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing Poland POL Final Round 7:26.8
1932 Summer 24 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 20 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Heat One 6:42.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round Two Repêchage Heat One 6:24.6
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round Two Heat Three 6:43.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Poland POL Round One Heat Two 6:37.0
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