Elżbieta Krzesińska

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Krzesińska in 2009

Elżbieta Maria Krzesińska née Duńska (November 11, 1934 – December 29, 2015) was a Polish track and field athlete from Warsaw.

She competed in the long jump. She competed for her native country at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia where she won the gold medal in the Women's Long Jump. She returned to the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome but failed to defend her title, finishing second behind Soviet Vera Krepkina.[1]

Krzesińska died after a long-illness at her home in Warsaw at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. Elżbieta Duńska-Krzesińska
  2. "Nie żyje "Złota Ela" Elżbieta Krzesińska". pzla.pl (in Polish). Polski Związek Lekkiej Atletyki. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.