Anna Bocson at the 1960 Olympics
|Birth name||Anna Wojtaszek|
|Born||25 November 1936 (age 80)
Krzanowice, Racibórz, Śląskie, Poland
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||57.40 m (1958)|
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.
- Anna BOCSON (Wojtaszek/Pazera) profile. Athletics Australia.
- "Anna Wojtaszek-Pazera". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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