Memorial of Czesław Cybulski - this is the name of the athletics meeting with the participation of the stars of the Queen of Sport in Golęcin. The next edition will take place on June 18, 2023.
– Coach Czesław Cybulski, who died in 2022, is the most natural patron for our competitions – explains the director of the meeting, Łukasz Miadziołko. – In recent years, we have watched the performances of the world's top hammer throwers and hammer throwers at Golęcin, and all thanks to the fact that a large part of these top players were coach Cybulski's charges. We regret that the coach will no longer sit in the stands, but we are proud that he can symbolically be with us in the next editions of the meeting.
The meeting, held so far under the name of Poznań Athletics Grand Prix, will be held for the fifth time this year. The competition has been attracting crowds of fans since 2019, and the high attendance is ensured by the star cast. The program and players of the Czesław Cybulski Memorial will soon be known to the inhabitants of Poznań.
Czesław Cybulski – legendary hammer thrower trainer
Trainer Czesław Cybulski graduated from the Secondary Sports School in Gdańsk in 1955, and then worked as a trainer and physical education teacher. Initially, he specialized in sprints, later throws became his domain. The coach was closely associated with the City of Poznań, and from 1968 with AZS Poznań. In 1978, he obtained his doctorate at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznań.
Among coach Cybulski's charges there are Olympic, world and European champions. The most recognizable of them are Anita Włodarczyk, Joanna Fiodorow, Malwina Kopron, Paweł Fajdek and Szymon Ziółkowski, the first Olympic champion in the history of Polish hammer throwing.
For his achievements, Czesław Cybulski was honored with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland in 2021. In 2013, the Poznań City Council awarded him the title of Meritorious for the City of Poznań.
Known for his love of hard work, he required such an approach from his players. He was one of the most outstanding athletics coaches in Poland and significantly contributed to the development of Polish sport.