Witold Woyda

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Witold Woyda
Witold Woyda c1974.jpg
Witold Woyda c. 1974
Personal information
Born (1939-05-10)10 May 1939
Poznań, Poland
Died 5 May 2008(2008-05-05) (aged 68)
Bronxville, New York, United States
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Fencing
Club Budowlanych Warsaw
Marymont Warsaw
Woyda's grave in Warsaw

Witold Woyda (10 May 1939 – 5 May 2008) was a Polish fencer who won four Olympic medals in the foil between 1964 and 1972, including two gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He was named the Polish Sportspersonality of the Year for 1972 by readers of Przegląd Sportowy. Born in Warsaw, he immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s, settling in Bronxville, New York, and worked for an Italian packaging company. He had lung cancer for two years prior to his death at his Bronxville home at age 68, five days shy of turning 69.[2]


  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Witold Woyda". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Witold Woyda Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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