Maria Kwaśniewska

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Grave of Maria Kwaśniewska at Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw
Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Berlin Javelin throw

Maria Jadwiga Kwaśniewska-Maleszewska, née Kwaśniewska (August 15, 1913, Łódź, Russian Empire – October 17, 2007, 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.