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Mieczysław Kasprzycki

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
SexMale
Full nameMieczysław•Kasprzycki
Used nameMieczysław•Kasprzycki
Born13 December 1910 in Ostrava (CZE)
Died21 October 2001 in Krynica-Zdrój, Małopolskie (POL)
Measurements170 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSlavia Praha, Praha (CZE) / Cracovia, Kraków (POL)
NOC Poland

Biography

Mieczysław Kasprzycki played forward and defense in a long career lasting from 1929-52, during which time he played for multiple clubs. He started with Warta Poznań in 1929, but then skated for Vítkovice SSK (1930-35), Slavia Pravia (1935/36), Silesia (1935/36), Dab Katowice (1936-39), SKH Katowice (1935-39), Cracovia Kraków (1945-49), and KTY Krynica (1949-52), playing in both Poland and Czechoslovakia. Kasprzycki competed at the 1936 and 1948 Winter Olympics and then coached the Polish team at the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics. He won five Polish league championships and was capped 35 times, appearing at the World Championships in 1937, 1939, and 1947.

During World War II, Kasprzycki was involved the Polish September Campaign, opposing the invasion of Poland, and also worked with the French underground. He was interned in Switzerland where he played hockey for Grasshopper Club Zürich.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) POL Mieczysław Kasprzycki
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Poland =9
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) POL Mieczysław Kasprzycki
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Poland 6

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) POL Mieczysław Kasprzycki
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Poland 6