Janusz Pawłowski

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Janusz Pawłowski
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Janusz Pawłowski (left), bronze medalist at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
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BornJuly 20, 1959

Janusz Pawłowski (born July 20, 1959 in Sopot) is a retired male judoka from Poland. He competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and won the bronze medal in the Men's Half-Lightweight (– 65 kg) division.

He also competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There he advanced to the final by defeating Japan's 1987 world champion Yosuke Yamamoto in the semi-final and took the silver medal in the Men's Half-Lightweight (– 65 kg) division after a match with no point earned by either side. Referees' decision in the final gave the win to South Korea's Lee Kyung-Keun.

After his retirement from competition judo, he had been working as a national coach in Poland, Kuwait, Italy, and Slovenia. Currently, he is working as the head judo coach at a private judo club in Turin, Italy.

In June 29, 2013, he became part of the Polish Sport Hall of Fame and received his own bronze star on the street of Olympic training center in Cetniewo, Poland.

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