Jerzy Braun

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles coxed pairs
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles coxed fours

Jerzy Braun (13 April 1911 – 8 March 1968) was a Polish rower who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Braun was born in Bydgoszcz and in 1932 he won the silver medal as member of the Polish boat in the coxed pairs competition as well as the bronze medal as member of the Polish boat in the coxed fours competition.

Four years later he was part of the Polish boat which was eliminated in the repechage of the coxed pairs event.

During World War II he fought in the Polish Armed Forces in the West as an officer in the Second Polish Army Corps.[1] After the war Braun moved to England where he died aged 56 on 8 March 1968 at Crawley, he is buried at Snell Hatch Cemetery in West Green.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Polish group's vow over Olympic Hero - Repairs bid for grave of rowing medallist". Crawley News. East Surrey and Sussex News and Media: 6. 8 February 2012. 

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