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

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1983 Universiade Edmonton, Canada 1st800 m 1:46.29
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st=800 m 1:45.68
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 1st800 m 1:44.38 (NR)
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 4th800 m 1:47.25
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 5th800 m 1:45.54
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 4th800 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

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References

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  9. "Polish Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  10. World men's all-time best 800m (last updated 2001)