Tadeusz Rut

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Tadeusz Rut
Tadeusz Rut at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born11 October 1931
Przeworsk, Poland[1]
Died27 March 2002 (aged 70)
Warsaw, Poland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw, discus throw
ClubMKS Czarni (1949–1951)
OWKS (1952–1953)
Odry (1956–1957)
Burzy Wrocław (1958)
Legia Warszawa (1959–1967)[1]
Coached bySławomir Zieleniewski, Paweł Kozubek
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)HT – 67.07 m (1964)
DT – 51.09 m (1959)[2]
Medal record
Representing  Poland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Hammer throw
European Athletics Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm Hammer throw

Tadeusz Rut (11 October 1931 – 27 March 2002) was a Polish athlete. He competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in the hammer throw and won a bronze medal in 1960. In 1956 he also finished 17th in the discus throw and was selected as the Olympic flag bearer for Poland.[2] At the European championships he won a gold medal in 1958 setting a new continental record. That year he was ranked as the world's best hammer thrower.[1]

Rut was born in a family of a carpenter in Przeworsk, and completed his school studies in Wroclaw in 1950. In 1966 he received a master's degree in sanitation engineering. During his athletics career Rut won 8 national titles in the hammer throw (1955–1958, 1961, 1964, 1965) and discus throw (1956) and set 18 national records.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Tadeusz Rut. Polish Olympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Tadeusz Rut. sports-reference.com
Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for  Poland
1956 Melbourne
Succeeded by