Jadwiga Wajs

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Jadwiga Wajs
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Poland
Women's World Games
Gold 1934 London Discus throw
Olympic Games
Silver 1936 Berlin Discus throw
Bronze 1932 Los Angeles Discus throw

Jadwiga Wajs-Marcinkiewicz (January 30, 1912 in Pabianice, Łódzkie – February 1, 1990) was a Polish athlete who mainly competed in the discus throw.

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Jadwiga Wajs in 1937

She competed for Poland at the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, USA, in the women's discus throw event, winning the bronze medal.

Four years later she threw the discus again for Poland in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany where she split the German pair Gisela Mauermayer and Paula Mollenhauer in winning the silver medal. She was mentioned on the list of a number of Jewish athletes who won medals at the Nazi Olympics in Berlin in 1936.[1] But it seems that she had far German roots (her father's ancestors came to Livonia and Poland from Westfalen in the 13th century and had a chevalry coat of arms - a white swan. [2]

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Records
Preceded by
Poland Halina Konopacka
Women's Discus World Record Holder
May 15, 1932 – June 19, 1932
Succeeded by
Germany Grete Heublein
Preceded by
Germany Grete Heublein
Women's Discus World Record Holder
June 19, 1932 – June 2, 1935
Succeeded by
Germany Gisela Mauermayer