Jerzy PAWLOWSKI

Poland POL

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    3 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    6
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1932
Olympic Results

Biography

Jerzy PAWLOWSKI

After three silver medals and a bronze, Jerzy Pawłowski won gold at the 1968 Olympics. He beat world champion Mark Rakita (URS) in the final of the individual sabre competition. Yet, a decade later, his name was not to be found in Polish sports books. In 1976, Pawłowski was tried for being a spy, and convicted of 25 years in prison. A major in the Polish army, he had been working for the American CIA under the code name Paweł since 1964. However, he was in fact a double agent, working for the Polish security service since 1950. Being considered a traitor, his name was erased from sports history in Poland. He was released in 1985 as part of a prisoner exchange between the Cold War powers. Remarkably, he chose to remain in Poland and died there in 2005.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#4 p1 r4/5
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
#5
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

G
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
#5
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#=9
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
#5
Épée, Team
Épée, Team Fencing
B
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

#6
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
S
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

S
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
S
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#4 p2 r2/4
Foil, Individual
Foil, Individual Fencing
#6 p2 r3/4
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
#=5
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing