Jerzy Pawlowski - Fencing
There was very little that was conventional about the life of Jerzy Pawlowski. A major in the Polish army, and a law major, he won five Olympic medals, broke Hungary's hold on his sport, was imprisoned as a spy and then became a faith healer. Few sportsmen have lived a life of such colour. Pawlowski become interested in fencing at the comparatively late age of 16 after watching films of the 1948 Olympics in London. He continued after joining the Polish army as a teenager, by now focused on the sabre.