For the stand-up comedian and actor, see Dan Antopolski
The son of painter Feliks Topolski, he attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, before going to Westminster School and New College, Oxford. At Oxford, he rowed in both the 1967 and 1968 Boat Races.
Topolski was finishing coach for Oxford University's Boat Race crew from 1973 to 1987. Of the fifteen Boat Races in which he was coach Oxford won twelve including an unbroken run of ten victories between 1976 and 1985. This run of success and its continuation after Topolski's departure brought Oxford to a point in 1992 where they had won sixteen of the last seventeen races and were within one victory of equalling Cambridge's overall total of wins.
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