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Jacek Wierzchowiecki

Full name: Jacek Maria Wierzchowiecki
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 30, 1944 in Wieniawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: September 1, 2015 in Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: Cwału Poznań/LKJ Łąck
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Jacek Wierzchowiecki competed in eventing at the 1972 and 1980 Olympics. In 1984, when Poland joined the Soviet-led boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics, Wierschowiecki helped win the team eventing gold medal at the Friendship Games in Moskva. He also competed at the 1975 World Championships and the 1973 Europeans, and rode several times in the Nations Cup events. He was twice Polish Champion in eventing, placing second three times, and also earned a third-place at the Polish Show Jumping Nationals.

From 1980-87 Wierzchowiecki was coach of the Polish team eventing squad, after which he moved to the United States to coach riding there. In 1995 a serious accident on the horse caused him to be partially paralyzed, and he became wheelchair-bound. He was awarded the FEI Gold Badge of Honor for his work in equestrian sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Poland POL 18
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Poland POL 10
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Poland POL 13
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Poland POL AC DNF

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS JF TF SJF STP CCJF CCTP
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland Gniew Final Standings 18 -30.47
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland Gniew Dressage 7 -39.67
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland Gniew Cross-Country 18 -10,47
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland Gniew Jumping 28T -20.00 20 0.00
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland Bastion Final Standings 13 -411.80
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland Bastion Dressage 1 -43.00
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland Bastion Cross-Country 15 -368.80 0 -4.0 -180 -184.8
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland Bastion Jumping 1T 0.00 0 0.00

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland POL Gniew Final Standings 10 -30.47
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland POL Gniew Dressage 5 -142.00
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland POL Gniew Cross-Country 13 34.80
1972 Summer 28 München Equestrianism Poland POL Gniew Jumping 10 -50.00
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland POL Bastion Final Standings AC DNF -411.80
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland POL Bastion Dressage 1 -43.00
1980 Summer 36 Moskva Equestrianism Poland POL Bastion Cross-Country AC DNF -368.80
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