Ryszard Podlas

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Silver 1976 Montreal 4 x 400 m relay

Ryszard Podlas (born 29 July 1954) was a Polish sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

He was born in Białobrzezie and represented the club Technika Pracze. He won the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics with his teammates Jan Werner, Zbigniew Jaremski and Jerzy Pietrzyk.[1] In 1977 he won the bronze medal in 400 metres at the 1977 Summer Universiade.[2] In 1978 he won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1978 European Indoor Championships.[3] At the 1977 IAAF World Cup he won a silver medal in the relay with the European team. He also finished second in the 400 metres, but following a protest, there was a re-race where he only finished fourth. At the 1979 IAAF World Cup he won another silver medal in the relay.[4] He became Polish champion in the 400 metres in 1977, 1978 and 1979.[5]

He also won the silver medal in relay at the 1978 European Championships together with Jerzy Włodarczyk, Zbigniew Jaremski and Cezary Łapiński.[6] In relay at the 1982 European Championships the Polish team finished fifth.[7] The team was also disqualified in the final at the 1983 World Championships.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference
  2. ^ "World Student Games (Universiade - Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "European Indoor Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF World Cup results
  5. ^ "Polish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Men 4x400m Relay European Championships 1978 Praga (CZE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Men 4x400m Relay European Championships 1982 Athens (GRE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Men 4x400m Relay World Championship 1983 Helsinki (FIN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 5 January 2011.