Zbigniew Pietrzykowski

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Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (born October 4, 1934 in Bestwinka, near Bielsko-Biała) is a Polish boxer.

He thrice started in the Olympic Games, every time winning medals. He won bronze medal at Melbourne 1956 in the Light middleweight division, after a loss in the semi-final to Hungarian László Papp. Four years later in Rome, he made it to the final in the Light heavyweight division where he lost to Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), taking the silver medal. Finally, he won a bronze medal at Tokyo in 1964, in the Light heavyweight division (defeated by Russian Alexey Kisielev).

He participated five times at the European Amateur Boxing Championships, and won 5 medals. At the beginning, a bronze in the Light middleweight division at Warsaw 1953, and four gold medals; at West Berlin in 1955 in the Light middleweight division, at Prague in 1957 in the Middleweight division, and at Lucerne in 1959 and at Moscow in 1963 in the Light heavyweight division.

Eleven times he won the championship of Poland: in the Light middleweight division in 1954, 1955 and 1956, in the Middleweight division in 1957 and in the Light heavyweight division in 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.

Pietrzykowski is the champion also under in relation to performances in national team of Poland. He fought 44 times, winning 42 duels and 2 losing. In his career, he rolled down 350 fights, 334 won, 2 drew and 14 lost.

Olympic results

1956 (as a Light middleweight)

1960 (as a Light heavyweight)

1964 (as a Light heavyweight)