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Bronisław Malinowski

Full name: Bronisław Malinowski
Gender: Male
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 Grudziądz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: Olimpia Grudziądz
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Along with [Anders Gärderud], Bronisław Malinowski was the world’s best steeplechaser in the 1970s. Malinowski made his international début 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 Montréal Olympics, he lost narrowly to Gärderud, 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 Malinowski’s 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 – 5K in 1972-73 and 1975; and steeplechase in 1973-74, 1978 and 1980.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:37.42 (1978); 5000 – 13:17.69 (1976); 3000S – 8:09.11 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Poland POL 8 h5 r1/2
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Poland POL 4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Poland POL 6 h3 r1/3
1976 Summer 25 Montréal 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

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Poland Round One Heat Three 6 3:41.67

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Poland Round One Heat Five 8 13:48,2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) T(H)
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Poland Final 4 8:27.92
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Poland Round One Heat Four 2 QU 8:28,2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Poland Final 2 8:09.11
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Poland Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 8:18.56
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Poland Final 1 8:09.70 8:09.7
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
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