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Jerzy Kulej

Full name: Jerzy Zdzisław Kulej
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 19, 1940 in Częstochowa, Śląskie, Poland
Died: July 13, 2012 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Affiliations: Start Częstochowa/Gwardia Warszawa
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Jerzy Kulej was the top amateur light-welterweight boxer in the World during the 1960s. He won Olympic golds in 1964 and 1968 and was European champion in 1963 and 1965, while taking silver in 1967. Kulej was also an eight-time Polish light-welterweight champion (1961-65, 1967, 1969-70).

Kulej retired from boxing in 1972 with a record of 317 wins in 348 bouts. During his sporting career he had worked with the Warszawa city police, but after his retirement decided to try his hand in acting. His most notable movie role was playing the main character, inspector Milde, in Marek Piwoski’s film “Excuse Me, Is It Here They Beat Up People?” (Przepraszam, czy tu biją?, 1976). Later Kulej became interested in politics, and although losing election to the parliament (the Sejm) in 1993, he was elected to the Sejm in 2001 as a member of the Democratic Left Alliance party and served until 2005. Kulej also worked as a boxing commentator for Polish TV station Polsat Sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Poland POL 1 Gold
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Poland POL 1 Gold

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 1 1964-10-23 Kulej (POL) , Frolov (URS) decision 5 59 59 59+ 60 59 296
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 Kulej (POL) , Blay (GHA) decision 5 60 60 60 60 59+ 299
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1964-10-20 Kulej (POL) , Mihalic (ROU) decision 4 60 58 60 60 59 297
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round Three Match #3 1 1964-10-18 Kulej (POL) , McTaggart (GBR) decision 4 60 58 60 60 60 298
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #6 1 1964-10-15 Kulej (POL) , Amaya (ARG) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #12 1 1964-10-11 Kulej (POL) bye
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Final Round Match 1/2 1 1968-10-26 Kulej (POL) , Regüeiferos (CUB) decision 3 59 60 60 59 58 296
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1968-10-24 Kulej (POL) , Nilsson (FIN) decision 5 60 60 59 60 60 299
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1968-10-23 Kulej (POL) , Tiepold (GDR) decision 3 59 59 60 58 58 294
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round Three Match #1 1 1968-10-21 Kulej (POL) , Capretti (ITA) decision 4 58 60 60 60 60 298
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round Two Match #1 1 1968-10-18 Kulej (POL) , Kajdi (HUN) decision 3 59 59 59 59 58 294
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Poland POL Round One Match #1 1 1968-10-13 Kulej (POL) bye
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