Marta Makowska

Marta Makowska is a Polish wheelchair fencer who has won multiple medals for her country at the Paralympic Games, including four at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia.

Marta Makowska
Personal information
Birth nameMarta Wyrzykowska
Born (1977-07-13) July 13, 1977 (age 44)
Warsaw, Poland
Spouse(s)Adam Makowski
SportWheelchair fencing


Marta Makowska (nee Wyrzykowska) was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 13 July 1977.[1][2] She attended Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw where she studied life science. Outside of wheelchair fencing, which she took up as a teenager, Makowska works is a government employee at the District Family Assistance Centre in Wolomin.[3]

At her first Paralympic Games in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, Makowska won four gold medals in the wheelchair fencing. This included a 15–4 defeat of Hungary's Judit Palfi in the Women's épée individual B, as well as the individual foil and both team events.[1][4] She won a further two bronze medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece,[1] and another bronze at the 2012 Games in London, England.[5]

Makowska was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in 2013 by Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Marta is married to Adam Makowski.[3] Shortly before attending the 2008 Paralympic Games, Makowska discovered that she was pregnant, later giving birth to a girl.[7]


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  2. ^ Lipinski, Adam. "Dyscypliny Rio 2016: szermierka na wózkach" (in Polish). Niepelnosprawni. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "MAKOWSKA Marta". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ "More success for awesome Aussies". BBC News. 23 October 2000. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Ambassador Robin Barnett with Marta Makowska (bronze medallist in fencing, London 2012 Paralympic Games)". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Odznaczenia za zaslugi dla rozwoju sportu osób niepelnosprawnych" (in Polish). 7 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Marta Makowska – bohaterka reportazu". TVN (in Polish). 5 June 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2017.