Jozef Plachý

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Jozef Plachý
Fiasconaro-Plachy.jpg
Jozef Plachý chasing Marcello Fiasconaro on 27 June 1973 in Milan
Personal information
Born 13 December 1949 (1949-12-13) (age 67)
Košice, Slovakia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m
Club Slávia Košice
HC Košice
Dukla Praha
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m – 1:45.4 (1969)
1500 m – 3:37.04 (1977)

Jozef Plachý (born 28 February 1949) is a former middle distance runner from Slovakia. He competed for Czechoslovakia at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in the 800 m and at the 1980 Olympics in the 1500 m event with the best result of fifth place in 1968.[1] In 1969–1974 Plachý won four medals at European championships, indoors and outdoors. On 27 June 1973 he "helped" Marcello Fiasconaro, by chasing him through the race, to set an 800 m world record in Milan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jozef Plachý. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Pieters, Michelle. "A Knight's Tale." Modernathlete.co.za.