Czesław Cybulski

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August 13, 2022

Czesław Cybulski (born June 18, 1935 in Mosina, died August 3, 2022 in Poznań) - Polish track and field trainer, specializing in hammer throwing.

Coaching career

In 1955, he graduated from the Secondary Sports School in Gdańsk, where Sławomir Zieleniewski was one of his teachers. Then he worked as a trainer and physical education teacher. Initially, he specialized in sprints, and from 1968 in throws. In 1964 he graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, in 1978 he obtained his doctorate at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznań. From 1968 he was associated with AZS Poznań. In the 70s and 80s he was the training manager of the throws group of the Polish Athletics Association. His most outstanding player was Szymon Ziółkowski, whom he trained from 1989 to February 2004 (with a break in 2002) and led to the title of Olympic champion (2000) and world champion (2001). In the years 2005-2009 he trained Anita Włodarczyk, who resigned from cooperation shortly before the world championships in 2009, where she won the gold medal and broke the world record. From 2010 to 2016, he was the coach of Paweł Fajdek, whom he led to the world championship in 2013 and 2015. His other famous players were Mariusz Tomaszewski, Ireneusz Golda, Leszek Woderski and Joanna Fiodorow. He also led Zdzisław Kwaśny at the beginning of his career, and at the turn of 2003 and 2004, for a short time, Kamila Skolimowska. In 2000 he received the Eugeniusz Piasecki, in 2012 honorary member of AZS, and in 2013 the title of Meritorious for the city of Poznań. He is the laureate of the Grand Honorary Sports Award for 2013 and 2015. Moreover, he was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit (2000) and the Knight's Cross (2014) and Commander's Cross (2021) of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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Who's Who in Poznań, ed. Itaka, Poznań 1997 Ryszard Wryk 90 years of the Academic Sports Association in Poznań, publ. Rebis, Poznań 2009 Radosław Nawrot How are world champions brought up? Czesław Cybulski, a hammerhead corporal, knows this