Celina Jesionowska

Celina Jesionowska (Gerwin, Orzechowska) (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.[1][2]

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Celina Jesionowska
Celina Jesionowska
Personal information
National teamPoland
Born3 November 1933 (1933-11-03) (age 87)
EducationFinancial Technical College, Accounting, athletics
OccupationAccountant and athlete
Years active1953-1966
Height164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
CountryPoland
SportAthletics
Event(s)100m, 200m, 400 m, 4 x 100 m relay, long jump
ClubCWKS "Legia" Warsaw
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1960, Bronze Medal, 4 x 100 m relay
Updated on 8 July 2017.
Celina Jesionowska

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 teammates 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.[3]

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 InfluenceEdit

Jesionowska appeared in an episode of The Way It Was which showcased the 1960 Summer Olympics, in which she gained her bronze medal.[4]

Personal BestsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2010). "Celina Jesionowska Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2010-02-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Nauright, John; Charles Parrish (2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, & Practice. Olympics. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781598843002. Retrieved 2017-07-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Celina Jesionowska - silhouette of the portal, Polish Olympic Committee, [www.olimpijski.pl] (Polish language, [accessed 2014-12-21].
  4. ^ Celina Jesionowska, IMDB, [1], [accessed 2017-07-08]