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Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska (born 14 January 1968) is a former Polish shot putter.

Krystyna Zabawska
Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska.jpg
Personal information
Born (1968-01-14) 14 January 1968 (age 51)
Kopczany, Poland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Event(s)Shot Put
ClubJagiellonia Białystok (1989–1994)
Podlasie Białystok (1995–2010)

She was born as Krystyna Danilczyk in Kopczany near Dąbrowa Białostocka. She lives in Białystok. Her husband and former coach is Przemysław Zabawski, also a former shot putter. Their daughter Daria Zabawska, born 1995, competes in the discus throw.

Her personal best throw is 19.42 metres, achieved in July 1992 in Lyon.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Poland
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 11th 16.04 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th 17.59 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 10th 18.29 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 13th (q) 18.62 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th 18.57 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 17.50 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th 18.18 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 17.83 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th 18.81 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th 17.69 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd 19.00 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 8th 18.12 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 5th 18.88 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th 19.18 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th 18.12 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 10th 18.50 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd 18.23 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 18.63 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 6th 18.62 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 8th 17.85 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 19.00 m
Olympic Games Olympia, Greece 5th 18.64 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 18.27 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 18.96 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 10th (q) 17.53 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 17.99 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 7th 17.74 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China NM


  • Krystyna Zabawska at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Krystyna Zabawska". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.