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Kazimierz Wierzyński

Full name: Kazimierz Wierzyński
Gender: Male
Born: August 27, 1894 in Drohobych, Lviv, Ukraine
Died: February 13, 1969 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Polish poet and journalist Kazimierz Wierzyński 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].

Wierzyński was of Jewish descent, and moved after World War I from Galicia to Warszawa. He studied philology at the University of Kraków 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. Wierzyński immigrated in 1939 first to France, and later to Portugal, Brazil, and the US, but he died in 1969 in London.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 33 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Lyric Works Poland POL 1 Gold

Mixed Literature, Lyric Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 33 Amsterdam Art Competitions Poland Final Standings 1 Laur Olimpijski
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