Jerzy Skolimowski

Olympic athlete

1907 – 1985

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Who was Jerzy Skolimowski?

Jerzy Walerian Skolimowski was a Polish rower who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, in the 1932 Summer Olympics, and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Łuków and died in London, Great Britain. He is buried at the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw.

In 1928 he was the coxswain of the Polish boat which finished fourth in the eights event after being eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Four years later he won the silver medal as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed pairs competition as well as the bronze medal as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed fours competition.

In 1936 he was the coxswain of the Polish boat which was eliminated in the repechage of the coxed pairs event. He also competed as coxswain of the Polish boat in the coxed fours event but they were also eliminated in the repechage.

He fought in the September Campaign of World War II.

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Born
Dec 9, 1907
Died
Feb 12, 1985

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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