Kowalski was born on April 14, 1910, withinside the village of Rogówek, then part of Congress Poland in the Russian Empire, in which he lived till the end of the 1930s. After his marriage, he moved to Brzeźnica. In 1952, because of the broadening of the limits of the army education ground, he needed to move out of his newly constructed residence and stay in Lower Silesia, withinside the village of Krzydlina Wielka, in which he ran a small farm and labored as a railroad lineman. He has been living in Świdnica considering 1979. Kowalski’s mom lived to be 99. For decades, Kowalski rode to paintings on a bicycle no matter the climate outside.
When he competed at the Polish Veterans Championships on June 28, 2015, in Toruń, Poland he have become the global’s oldest athlete. On that day, Kowalski ran the one hundred metres in 34.50, threw the shot placed 4.27 m (14 ft 0 in) and the discus 7.50 m (24 ft 7 1⁄4 in).
By competing in the ones events, he exceeded the accomplishments of American John Whittemore, who competed at 104 years 10 months. By virtue of his age being past one hundred and five years vintage, he necessitated the introduction of a brand new age department for World Masters Athletics, the M105 department changed into created and he changed into the best member to have competed. Thus all of his performances are global records. Hidekichi Miyazaki, a Japanese M100 sprinter grew to become one hundred and five on September 22, 2015 and days later joined Kowalski as the second one competitor withinside the department, despite the fact that Kowalski became 77 days older while he competed. Miyazaki died on January 23, 2019.
Kowalski became the oldest living man in Poland after the death of 108 year old Józef Żurek on March 20, 2018. He became a supercentenarian on April 14, 2020.
“If you love your work, You are no more working.” – KP
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