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Celina Jesionowska

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Name  Celina Jesionowska

Role  Olympic athlete
Celina Jesionowska
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
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Celina Jesionowska (born 3 November 1933 in Łomża) is a Polish athlete who competed mainly in the 100 and 200 metres, during the last part of her career in 400 metres. She competed for Poland in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 4 x 100 meters where she won the bronze medal with her teammates Teresa Wieczorek, Barbara Janiszewska and Halina Richter.

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Jesionowska also competed in three European Championships:

  • 1954, in Bern, where she was eliminated in the 100 metres semi-finals, and took fifth place in the 4 x 100 metres relay with her team mates Marią Ilwicką , Barbarą Lerczak and Marią Kusion.
  • 1958, in Stockholm where she won the bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay with the same team, and reached the semi-finals in the 200 and 100 metres.
  • 1966, in Budapest where she was eliminated in the first round qualifiers for the 100 metres.
  • Throughout her career Jesionowska was a competitor with the Central Military Sports Club "Legia" Warsaw (CWKS "Legia" Warsaw), through which she attained seven Polish championships:

  • 400 metres - 1964 , 1965 and 1966.
  • 4 × 100 metres Relay - 1957 , 1958 , 1959 and 1960.
  • Cultural Influence

    Jesionowska appeared in an episode of The Way It Was which showcased the 1960 Summer Olympics, in which she gained her bronze medal.

    Personal Bests

    Jesionowska's published personal bests include:

  • 100 metres - 11.8 seconds
  • 200 metres - 23.8 seconds
  • 400 metres - 55.4 seconds
  • 80 meters hurdles - 11.0 seconds
  • Long jump - 5.85 metres
  • References

    Celina Jesionowska Wikipedia


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