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Andrzej Krzeptowski I

Full name: Andrzej Krzeptowski I
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 29, 1903 in Zakopane, Małopolskie, Poland
Died: February 26, 1945 in Cracow, Małopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: SN PTT Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Andrzej Krzeptowski II.

Biography

Andrzej Krzeptowski I was the son of a guide and courier in the Tatra mountains. In 1922, he won his first national titles in the 18 km cross-country and Nordic combined, and also placed second in jumping. The following year, Krzeptowski was Polish champion in Nordic combined, ski jumping and slalom. In 1924, he won his sixth national title in the 18 km cross-country and was sent to the Winter Olympics in Chamonix. In 1926, his next Polish Championships came in combination and jumping. At the 1927 World Championships he placed ninth in Nordic combined and 18th in jumping. In his second Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, he was selected as flagbearer of the Polish team and competed only in jumping. In 1929, his last major achievements were the national title in the 4x10 km cross-country relay and the participation in the jumping event at the 1929 Worlds in his hometown Zakopane, where he finished 27th. His cousin [Andrzej Krzeptowski II] was also a skier and 1928 Winter Olympian.

During the occupation in World War II, he actively collaborated with the Germans as a member of a minority called Goralenvolk, and received privileges by the Germans. He was the chairman of the branch in Zakopane, where he lived and ran a big hardware store. Some, however claimed that he also supported the Polish resistance. Nevertheless, he was sentenced to death by an army court, but the penalty was not carried out. After the liberation by the Red Army, the leaders of the Goralenvolk were detained and indicted for war crimes. He died under dubious circumstances. According to a document, he killed himself taking poison and died in the hospital, where he was taken from prison. His family got the news of his death only in the 1950s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Poland POL 21
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Poland POL 28
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Men's Individual Poland POL 19
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Poland POL 27

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D J1S J2S J3S
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Ski Jumping Poland Final Standings 21 12.458
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Ski Jumping Poland Jump 1 21T 12.750 33.0 12.750 12.750 12.750
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Ski Jumping Poland Jump 2 22 12.167 32.0 12.250 12.000 12.250
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Poland Final Standings 27 12.604 12.437 12.937 12.437
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Poland Jump 1 NP 41.5
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Poland Jump 2 NP 46.5

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Poland Final Standings 28 1-43:02.8

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D J1S J2S J3S
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Poland Final Standings 19 9.531
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Poland Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 20 5.750 1-43:02
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Poland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 17 13.312
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Poland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 16 13.041 32.5 13.125 12.875 13.125
1924 Winter 20 Chamonix Nordic Combined Poland Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 18 13.583 33.0 13.750 13.500 13.500
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