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Alfons Olszewski

Full name: Alfons Olszewski
Gender: Male
Born: April 5, 1916 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Sailing

Biography

The height of Alfons Olszewski’s sailing career came at the 1936 Summer Olympics, where he competed in the 6-metre class alongside [Janusz Zalewski], [Juliusz Sieradzki], [Józef Szajba], and [Stanisław Zalewski] and finished 11th among 12 nations. He was imprisoned by the Germans at the onset of World War II but, unlike several of his teammates, survived the conflict. Prior to the war he had worked in various capacities at several maritime organizations and afterwards he used his experience to help rebuild some of the sailing clubs during the 1940s and 1950s. Although some sources list him as dying in July 2006, he celebrated his 100th birthday nearly a decade later, in April 2016, as the oldest living Polish Olympian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Mixed 6 metres Danuta POL 11

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Final Standings 1936-08-04 18
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race One 1936-08-04 3 2-15:40
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Two 1936-08-04 2 2-15:35
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Three 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Four 1936-08-04 2 3-19:32
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Five 1936-08-04 4 2-38:00
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Six 1936-08-04 4 2-38:08
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Sailing Danuta POL Race Seven 1936-08-04 3 2-24:48
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