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Józef Bujak

Full name: Józef Bujak
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 31, 1898 in Zakopane, Małopolskie, Poland
Died: April 22, 1949 in Zakopane, Małopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: SN PTT Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Franciszek Bujak.

Biography

Józef Bujak attended high school in the town of Nowy Targ and fought on the Russian and Italian front in World War I, where he was wounded but escaped from the hospital to his hometown Zakopane. In 1918, he joined the Polish Army and served as a training instructor of an alpine company. In 1920, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was wounded a second time in the Polish-Soviet War. In 1921, he returned to his studies and completed a course for graduates at the Academy of Economics in Krakow. He worked as a clerk in Zakopane and later became head of the financial department. In World War II, he served in the rank of a captain, and after the war worked as head of department for the municipal council.

Bujak started skiing in high school and won his first junior race in 1913. In 1920, he claimed his first Polish Championship in the slalom. In 1925 he was Polish champion in the 30 km cross-country, and at 18km in 1926 and 1927. At the 1929 World Championships he was excluded when the medical examination showed indications of hepatitis.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Poland POL 18
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Poland POL 19

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Poland Final Standings 18 1-54:38

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Poland Final Standings 19 5-44:19 29:51 34 57:36 30 1-36:45 30 2-06:10 29 2-39:02 28 4-24:00 20 5-12:53 19
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