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Józef Rysula

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJózef•Rysula
Used nameJózef•Rysula
Born13 March 1939 in Kościelisko, Małopolskie (POL)
Died23 November 2020 in Zakopane, Małopolskie (POL)
Measurements166 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsSN PTT Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
NOC Poland

Biography

Józef Rysula was a Polish cross-country skier who appeared at the 1960, 1964, and 1968 Winter Olympics. Rysula also competed at the World Championships three times, in Zakopane in 1962, Oslo in 1966, and Štrbské Pleso in 1970. He won 20 Polish national titles, and also won the Memorial for Bronisław Czech and Helena Marusarzówna six times.

Rysula retired in 1973 after a hip injury. In 2015 Rysula was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Meritorious Sports Master Badge, and a gold medal “For Outstanding Sports Achievements”.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) POL Józef Rysula
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 18
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Poland 6
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) POL Józef Rysula
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 21
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 24
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Poland 8
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) POL Józef Rysula
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 21
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 21