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Wojciech Zabłocki

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWojciech Mikołaj•Zabłocki
Used nameWojciech•Zabłocki
Born6 December 1930 in Warszawa (Warsaw), Mazowieckie (POL)
Died5 December 2020 in Warszawa (Warsaw), Mazowieckie (POL)
Measurements166 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsMKS Katowice/Budowlanych Kraków/Krakowskiego Klubu Szermierczego/Marymont Warszawa
NOC Poland

Biography

Wojciech Zabłocki was a four-time fencing Olympian who won three medals in team sabre competitions with Poland – silvers in 1956 and 1960 and a bronze in 1964. He was a nine-time medalist at the World Championships with four gold medals, all in team sabre in 1959 and 1961-63.

Zabłocki married well-known Polish actress and activist Alina Janowska (1923-2017), who participated in the Warszawa Uprising. He was an architect who designed several sports facilities, and also worked as an artist in watercolors. For his achievements in fencing and architecture Zabłocki earned many honors, including being made a Knight of the Kalos Kagathos medal (1985) and a member of its chapter. He was awarded the Medal for Outstanding Sports Achievements, the Knight’s Cross (1960), the Officer’s Cross (1996) and the Commander’s OOP, as well as the Olympic Laurel of the Polish Olympic Committee (1969 - silver, 1980 - bronze, 2016 - gold), and the IOC Medal of Sport and Science (1992).

In the 1990s, Zabłocki promoted organizing the Olympic Games in Warszawa, along with his colleague Ryszard Parulski. Zabłocki was responsible for the architectural concept of the project, which failed to materialize.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Wojciech Zabłocki
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p2 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland =5
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Wojciech Zabłocki
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =6
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Wojciech Zabłocki
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Wojciech Zabłocki
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland 3 Bronze

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