Erwina Ryś-Ferens

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Erwina Lilia Ryś-Ferens (née Ryś; 19 January 1955 – 20 April 2022) was a Polish speed skater.

Erwina Ryś-Ferens
Erwina Ryś-Ferens 1975.jpg
Ryś-Ferens in 1975
Personal information
Born(1955-01-19)19 January 1955
Elblag, Poland
Died20 April 2022(2022-04-20) (aged 67)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
CountryPoland
SportSpeed skating
ClubZKS Olimpia Elbląg; Marymont Warszawa

CareerEdit

She competed in four consecutive Winter Olympics from 1976 to 1988 in all distances from 500 m to 3000 m. She reached fifth place on three occasions: in 1980 (3000 m), in 1984 (1500 m) and in 1988 (3000 m).[1]

She won a silver and a bronze medal at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships in 1974 and 1975, respectively. As a senior skater, she won bronze medals in the World Sprint Championships in 1978 and 1985.[2][3]

Ryś-Ferens graduated from the local high school in her native Elblag (1974) and then from the Karol Świerczewski Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw (1979). After retirement she worked as a speed skating coach.[3]

Personal bests:[1]

  • 500 m – 40.86 (1985)
  • 1000 m – 1:21.44 (1988)
  • 1500 m – 2:04.68 (1988)
  • 3000 m – 4:22.59 (1988)
  • 5000 m – 7:46.60 (1988)

Life in politicsEdit

Ryś-Ferens was an experienced politician. She unsuccessfully ran for the national and European Parliament in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009, representing various parties, including the National Party of Retirees and Pensioners, Democratic Left Alliance – Labor Union, Law and Justice, and Polish People's Party (PPP). She had success in the 2010 Polish local elections and 2011 representing PPP.[4][5]

Later life and deathEdit

She died after a long illness on 20 April 2022, at age 67.[6] Two years before her death, her family revealed she suffered from bone cancer.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Erwina Ryś-Ferens Archived 13 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Erwina RYS-FERENS. sportuitslagen.org
  3. ^ a b RYŚ - FERENS ERWINA LILIA. olimpijski.pl
  4. ^ Wybory samorządowe 2010. wybory2010.pkw.gov.pl
  5. ^ Okręg wyborczy do Sejmu nr 20. wybory2011.pkw.gov.pl
  6. ^ "Zmarła Erwina Ryś-Ferens. W Polsce nie miała sobie równych, na świecie rywalizowała z najlepszymi". Eurosport. 20 April 2022. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Nie żyje Erwina Ryś-Ferens. Zmarła po długiej chorobie. "Wybitna"". sport.pl. 20 April 2022. Retrieved 20 April 2022.

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