Rafał Sznajder

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Rafał Sznajder
Born (1972-10-13)13 October 1972
Będzin, Poland
Died 13 April 2014(2014-04-13) (aged 41)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Weapon(s) sabre

Rafał Sznajder (13 October 1972 – 13 April 2014)[1] was a Polish fencer, who competed in the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games.[2] He won a bronze medal at the 1997 World Fencing Championships and 2001 World Fencing Championships.

After he retired as an athlete, Sznajder took the international referee exams in all three weapons. He officiated several senior World Cups, European Championships, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the 2013 World Fencing Championships. He also served in the Executive Committee of the Polish Fencing Federation. He died suddenly at the end of the 2014 Junior and Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv.


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  2. "Rafał Sznajder Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>