Full name: BronisÅaw Malinowski
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: June 4, 1951 in Nowe, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Died: September 27, 1981 in GrudziÄ dz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: Olimpia GrudziÄ dz
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
Along with [Anders GÃ¤rderud], BronisÅaw Malinowski was the worldâs best steeplechaser in the 1970s. Malinowski made his international dÃ©but at the 1970 European Junior Championships, where he won the 2,000 m steeplechase title. At the 1971 European championships, Malinowski was eighth over 5,000 m and at the 1972 Olympics, finished fourth in steeplechase. Malinowski won steeplechase golds at both the 1974 European Championships and 1975 Universiade, but at the 1976 MontrÃ©al Olympics, he lost narrowly to GÃ¤rderud, who won in world record time.
Malinowski defended his European steeplechase title in 1978 and then won silver at the 1979 International Cross-Country Championships. The high point of Malinowskiâs career was at the 1980 Olympics, where he won gold, in what was his last major international competition. Less than a year after his Olympic triumph, Malinowski died in a car accident. Domestically he was a seven-time Polish champion â 5K in 1972-73 and 1975; and steeplechase in 1973-74, 1978 and 1980.
Personal Bests: 1500 â 3:37.42 (1978); 5000 â 13:17.69 (1976); 3000S â 8:09.11 (1976).
|1972 Summer||21||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||Poland||POL||8 h5 r1/2|
|1972 Summer||21||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Poland||POL||4|
|1976 Summer||25||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||Poland||POL||6 h3 r1/3|
|1976 Summer||25||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Poland||POL||2||Silver|
|1980 Summer||29||Moskva||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Poland||POL||1||Gold|
|1976 Summer||25||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Poland||Round One||Heat Three||6||3:41.67|
|1972 Summer||21||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Poland||Round One||Heat Five||8||13:48,2|
|1972 Summer||21||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Poland||Round One||Heat Four||2||QU||8:28,2|
|1976 Summer||25||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Poland||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR||8:18.56|
|1980 Summer||29||Moskva||Athletics||Poland||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||8:21.15||8:21.2|
|1980 Summer||29||Moskva||Athletics||Poland||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||8:29.80||8:29.8|