Janina Kurkowska-Spychajowa

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Janina Kurkowska-Spychajowa
Medal record
Women’s Archery
Competitor for  Poland
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1933 London Individual
Gold medal – first place 1933 London Team
Gold medal – first place 1934 Båstad Individual
Gold medal – first place 1934 Båstad Team
Gold medal – first place 1936 Prague Individual
Gold medal – first place 1938 London Team
Gold medal – first place 1939 Oslo Individual
Gold medal – first place 1939 Oslo Team
Gold medal – first place 1947 Prague Individual
Silver medal – second place 1931 Lwów Individual
Silver medal – second place 1932 Warsaw Team
Silver medal – second place 1936 Prague Team
Silver medal – second place 1937 Paris Team
Bronze medal – third place 1931 Lwów Team
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Warsaw Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Brussels Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Brussels Team
Bronze medal – third place 1938 London Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Helsinki Team

Janina Kurkowska-Spychajowa (February 8, 1901 in Starosielce - June 6, 1979) is a Polish archer. With an unprecedented five overall FITA Outdoor Archery World Championships titles (1933, 1934, 1936, 1939 and 1947), Kurkowska-Spychajowa is the most decorated archer at the World Championships. Her medal haul at the World Championships level spanned 24 years, from 1931 when she won an (mixed) individual silver medal in the inaugural World Championships until 1955 when she helped Poland to win a ladies' team bronze medal.[1]

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