Andrzej Mateja

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndrzej•Mateja
Used nameAndrzej•Mateja
Born26 August 1935 in Kościelisko, Małopolskie (POL)
Died5 March 2019
Measurements175 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsKolejarz Zakopane/SN PTT Zakopane
NOC Poland

Biography

Andrzej Mateja competed in cross-country skiing at the 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics. He later worked for many years in mountain rescue services, starting his training for that in 1956 and working full-time in the mountain service from 1966-94. In his career he took part in 208 rescue expeditions and returned almost 300 injured skiiers from the slopes. In 1988 Mateja became an instructor in mountain rescues.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) POL Andrzej Mateja
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 23
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Poland 9
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) POL Andrzej Mateja
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 43
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 23
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Poland 6