Athlete, decathlete and pole-vaulter. 10-times Polish Champion, indoor European Champion, Vice-champion of Europe, the Olympic Champion, former World Record holder. Co-author of “Do not tell me how to live”, “Be a Cossack and take care of yourself” and the hero of the book “Bras d’Honneur” by Ireneusz Pawlik. Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz has a number of awards on his account. Among others: Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, and the Medal for the Outstanding Achievements in Sports.