Anna Bocson

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Anna Bocson
Anna Bocson 1960.jpg
Anna Bocson at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Anna Wojtaszek
Born 25 November 1936 (1936-11-25) (age 80)
Krzanowice, Racibórz, Śląskie, Poland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 57.40 m (1958)

Anna Bocson (née Wojtaszek, divorced Pazera; born 25 November 1936) is a Poland-born Australian retired athlete who specialised in the javelin throw.

She competed for Poland at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and finished ninth. After the Games, she emigrated to South Australia, becoming Anna Pazera through marriage. She then represented Australia at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff and won a gold medal with a throw of 57.40 metres, breaking Dana Zátopková's world record by a metre and a half. Her best Olympic performance was in 1960, when she placed sixth in the final of the Rome Games.

Remarried and known as Anna Bocson for the latter part of her career, she retired from sport after the 1968 Australian Championships.

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