Jump to content

Stanisław Szozda

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stanisław Szozda (25 September 1950 – 23 September 2013) was an elite Polish cyclist.[1] He was born in Dobromierz, but since 1959 up until his death he has been living in Prudnik, where he graduated from primary school (1964) and agricultural engineering (1969). He started his career in the cycling club Zarzewie Prudnik. Franciszek Surmiński was his trainer there.[2]

He won two Olympic silver medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. He ended his career after a spinal injury caused by a fall during the 1978 Peace Race.

Szozda died on 23 September 2013 at a hospital in Wrocław, Poland from stomach cancer, aged 62.[3]

References[change | change source]