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Jan Michalik

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan•Michalik
Used nameJan•Michalik
Born14 April 1948 in Szopienice, Śląskie (POL)
Died26 January 2022
Measurements158 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsSiły Mysłowice/Wisłoki Dębica
NOC Poland

Biography

Jan Michalik wrestled Greco-Roman at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. In 1972 he won the European title at 52 kg, the first ever won by a Polish wrestler, and he followed that in 1973 with a repeat gold medal. Michalik was second at the 1973 World Championships. Michalik was fourth at the 1972 Olympics and at the World Championships in 1970 and 1971. At the European Championships, he also had finishes of fourth in 1980, fifth in 1975, and sixth in 1968.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Wrestling POL Jan Michalik
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling POL Jan Michalik
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =4