Adam Krzysztofiak

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAdam•Krzysztofiak
Used nameAdam•Krzysztofiak
Born21 January 1951 in Zakopane, Małopolskie (POL)
Died16 January 2008 in Zakopane, Małopolskie (POL)
Measurements178 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsLegia Zakopane, Zakopane (POL) / SN PTT Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
NOC Poland

Biography

Adam Krzysztofiak greatest international success came as a junior, when he won a bronze medal at the 1969 European Junior Championships. With the seniors, he never medalled, but competed in two World Championships (1970, 1974) and two Olympics. At home, he won four Polish national titles, and twice the Bronisław Czech and Helena Marusarzówna Memorial. Krzysztofiak, a brick layer by trade, ended his career in 1980. He then became a coach for young ski jumpers, and among others taught Robert Mateja to jump. In the last years of his life, Adam Krzysztofiak suffered greatly from a lung disease.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) POL Adam Krzysztofiak
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 24
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 29
1976 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) POL Adam Krzysztofiak
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) =38