Edward Fender

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Piotr•Fender
Used nameEdward•Fender
Born8 August 1942 in Bielsko-Biała, Śląskie (POL)
Died6 November 2021
Measurements181 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsMKS Bielsko-Biała, Bielsko-Biała (POL)
NOC Poland


Edward Fender was a luge slider who competed at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics. Fender won a silver medal in luge doubles at the 1963 World Championships. From 1978-83 Fender coached the Polish national team. He competed for various clubs, including MKS Bielsko-Biała, LZS Mikuszowice, SKS Start Bielsko-Biała and BBTS Włókniarz Bielsko-Biała.

Fender later had a difficult life. Initially he lost feeling in his toes, but the problem progressed, and he became paralyzed below the waist from a polyneuroradiculopathy, a chronic autoimmune disease. He spent the last 10+ years of his life in a wheelchair.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Luge POL Edward Fender
Singles, Men (Olympic) DNF
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Mieczysław Pawełkiewicz 7

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