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Jerzy Potulicki-Skórzewski

Full name: Jerzy Roman Józef Potulicki-Skórzewski z Więcborga h. Grzymała
Gender: Male
Born: July 27, 1894 in Kaltenleutgeben, Niederösterreich, Austria
Died: August 15, 1950 in Dive, Abidjan, Lagunes, Cote d'Ivoire
Title: Count
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Born in Austro-Hungary, Count Jerzy Potulicki-Skórzewski graduated from high school and was a student at several foreign universities. In addition to his native language, Count Potulicki-Skórzewski was fluent in German, French, English, Hungarian, and Spanish. During World War I, he was a second lieutenant in the German army and was awarded the Cross of Valour. During this time, he contracted tuberculosis.

Count Potulicki-Skórzewski was transferred to the reserve as a captain in the 21st Cavalry Regiment Vistula. In 1919, he joined the newly formed Polish Army as a captain with the 16th Cavalry Regiment of Wielkopolska. While undergoing tuberculosis treatment in Switzerland, he served as a military attache at the Polish embassy in Bern. He later joined the service of the Foreign Department of the Presidential Office and became liaison officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the II. Division of the Supreme Command. As a relative of [Józef Broel-Plater] Count Potulicki-Skórzewski became a member of the Polish bobsled crew at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five Poland POL 17

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Final Standings
1928 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Run 1
1928 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Run 2
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