Full name: Kazimierz WierzyÅski
Born: August 27, 1894 in Drohobych, Lviv, Ukraine
Died: February 13, 1969 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Polish poet and journalist Kazimierz WierzyÅski earned the gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics for his work Laur Olimpijski (Olympic Bay Leaf) in the Art Competitions in the category Literature, Lyric Works. The work was an impressionistic poem about famous long-distance runner [Paavo Nurmi].
WierzyÅski was of Jewish descent, and moved after World War I from Galicia to Warszawa. He studied philology at the University of KrakÃ³w and later in Wien Slavic and German languages and philosophy. In the 1920s he published several important impressionist works of poetry, and was a member of the Polish Academy of Literature. WierzyÅski immigrated in 1939 first to France, and later to Portugal, Brazil, and the US, but he died in 1969 in London.
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