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Józef Grudzień

Full name: Józef Grudzień
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: April 1, 1939 in Piaski Wielkie, Busko-Zdrój, Świętokrzyskie, Poland
Died: June 17, 2017
Affiliations: Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Polish boxer Józef Grudzień won the gold medal in the lightweight class in 1964 against [Vilikton Barannikov] from the Soviet Union. The final between Grudzień and Barannikov was closely fought but the Russian, the more aggressive of the two, was continually backed up by the left jab of the Pole, who won a unanimous decision. Grudzień was runner-up at the 1965 European Championships, and won the European championships in 1967. He returned to the Olympic Games in 1968 where he lost against US-boxer [Ronnie Harris] in the final. Coincidentally he beat a different US boxer named [Ronnie Harris] in the semi-final in Tokyo.

By profession, Grudzień was an officer in the Polish Army and later worked as a constructor within a Warsaw-based company. In 2015 he appeared as himself in the Polish boxing documentary, “Ring Free.” He was awarded the Olympic Order in silver in 1985, and was also given the 1991 Aleksander Reksza Boxing Award. In 1998 he was awarded the Knight's Cross and Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Grudzień died in June 2017 at age 78.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Men's Lightweight Poland POL 1 Gold
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Lightweight Poland POL 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 1 1964-10-23 Grudzień (POL) , Barannikov (URS) decision 5 60 59+ 60 60 60 299
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 Grudzień (POL) , Harris (USA) decision 4 60 60 59 59+ 60 298
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-20 Grudzień (POL) , Pilichev (BUL) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round Three Match #1 1 1964-10-18 Grudzień (POL) , Oundu (KEN) decision 4 60 60 59+ 58 59 296
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #1 1 1964-10-14 Grudzień (POL) , Halonen (FIN) decision 4 60 60 60 60 58 298
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #2 1 1964-10-11 Grudzień (POL) bye
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 2 1968-10-26 Harris (USA) , Grudzień (POL) 0 59 58 57 58 58 290
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Grudzień (POL) , Vujin (YUG) decision 5 60 59 60 59+ 59 297
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1968-10-23 Grudzień (POL) , Petriglia (ITA) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round Three Match #7 1 1968-10-20 Grudzień (POL) , Quinn (IRL) decision 4 60 59 60 60 57 296
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #14 1 1968-10-17 Grudzień (POL) , Caminero (CUB) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #28 1 1968-10-13 Grudzień (POL) , Ho (TPE) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
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