Maria Kwaśniewska

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Grave of Maria Kwaśniewska at Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw
Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Poland
Bronze 1936 Berlin Javelin throw

Maria Jadwiga Kwaśniewska-Maleszewska, née Kwaśniewska (August 15, 1913 in Łódź – October 17, 2007 in Warsaw) was a Polish athlete who competed mainly in the Javelin throw.

She competed for Poland in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, where she won the bronze medal in the Javelin throw.

During World War II she was active in the anti-Nazi underground, and helped Polish and Jewish homeless and starved people.

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