Ryszard Ostrowski

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Ryszard Ostrowski in 2007

Ryszard Ostrowski (born 6 February 1961) is a retired Polish middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres.

He was born in Poznań, and represented the club Olimpia Poznań.[1] He won the 800 metres at the 1983 Summer Universiade and the 1985 Summer Universiade.[2] In 1984 he tied for the victory, together with Alberto Juantorena, at the Friendship Games.[3]

He finished fifth at the 1986 European Championships,[4] fourth at the 1986 Goodwill Games,[5] and the 1987 World Championships.[6] At the 1988 Summer Olympics he reached the quarter-finals of the 800 metres.[1] He competed at the 1990 European Championships without reaching the final.[7] He became Polish champion in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1987,[8] and became Polish indoor champion in 1991 and 1994.[9]

His personal best time was 1:44.38 minutes, achieved in September 1985 in Kobe.[10]

His son, Artur, is also a middle distance runner.

Competitions record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1983 Universiade Edmonton, Canada 1st 800 m 1:46.29
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st= 800 m 1:45.68
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 1st 800 m 1:44.38 (NR)
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 4th 800 m 1:47.25
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 5th 800 m 1:45.54
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 800 m 1:44.59
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 26th (qf) 800 m 1:47.72
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th (sf) 800 m 1:48.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b sports-reference
  2. ^ "World Student Games (Universiade - Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Boycott Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Men 800m European Championships 1986 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Men Athletics Goodwiil Games Moscva (URS) 1986". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Men 800m World Championship Rome (ITA) 1987". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Men 800m European Championships 1990 Split (YUG)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Polish Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Polish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ World men's all-time best 800m (last updated 2001)