Edmund Piątkowski, Polish discus thrower, Died at 80

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Edmund Piątkowski was born on January 31, 1936, and died on March 28, 2016.

He was a Polish track and field athlete.

Edmund competed in the discus event.

He was multiple time Polish champion in the discus (1955, 1957–66, 1968–69).

Edmund Piątkowski participated in four European Championships in Athletics (1958, 1962, 1966, 1969), and three Olympic Games (1960, 1964, 1968).

During 1958, he won the gold medal at the 6th European Championships in Stockholm.

He broke the European record (57.89), in May 1959; afterward in June 1959, he set the world record (59.91) at the Kusocinski Memorial meet in Warsaw.

Later, after a few years, in August 1961, he yet again topped the European record (60.47) in Lodz.

During 1960, Piątkowski took 5th place in the 17th Olympic Games at Rome. In 1962, he took 4th at Belgrade (7th EU-ch).

In the year 1964, Edmund took 7th at Tokyo (18th Ol) and in 1966, Edmund took 4th at Budapest (8th EU-ch) and in 1967, Edmund Piątkowski won at Kiev (2nd European Cup).

During 1968, he took 7th at Mexico City (19th Ol).

Edmund took 12th at Athens (9th EU-ch)(1969).

Edmund Piątkowski passed away at 80 yrs old.