Barbara Sobotta

Barbara Sobotta (née Janiszewska; December 4, 1936 in Poznań – November 20, 2000 in Kraków) was a Polish athlete who mainly competed in the women's sprint events during her career.

Barbara Sobotta
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Barbara Sobotta
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Poland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome 4×100 m relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm 200 metres
Gold medal – first place 1962 Belgrade 4 x 100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Stockholm 4 x 100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Belgrade 200 metres
Gold medal – first place 1961 Sofia 200 m

In 1958 in Stockholm, she won the European Championships 200 metres race (as Maria Leontyavna Itkina won the bronze medal).[1]

She competed for Poland at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy where she won the bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100 metres with her teammates Teresa Wieczorek, Celina Jesionowska and Halina Richter.

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  1. ^ "European Championships (Women)". Retrieved August 15, 2011.