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Ryszard Zub

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRyszard•Zub
Used nameRyszard•Zub
Born24 March 1934 in Holohory, Lviv (UKR)
Died11 January 2015 in Padova, Padova (ITA)
Measurements174 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsPiast Gliwice, Gliwice (POL) / Baildon Katowice, Katowice (POL) / Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
NOC(s) Poland

Biography

Ryszard Zub took up fencing in 1949 and was on the Polish national team from 1955-64. A sabre fencer, Zub won all his international honors in the team event. He won team silvers at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and a team bronze at the 1964 Olympics. He was also team world champion in 1959 and 1961-1963, while taking a team bronze at the 1957 World Championships. Domestically Zub won individual sabre silver at the 1959 Polish Championships and was on the Polish team champions from 1962-1966. After finishing his sporting career, Zub worked as a fencing coach at first in Poland and in 1970 moved to Padua, Italy. His most famous pupils were Olympic team sabre champions Michele Maffei, Mario Aldo Montano, Marco Marin and Gianfranco Dalla Barba.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Poland 2 Silver Representing Poland    
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p2 r3/5 Representing Poland    
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Poland 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Poland 3 Bronze Representing Poland    

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