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Ryszard Ostrowski

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Ryszard Ostrowski

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

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1983 Universiade Edmonton, Canada 1st 800 m 1:46.29
1985 Universiade Kobe, Japan 1st 800 m 1:44.38 (NR)
1986 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


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