Maria Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaria•Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska
Used nameMaria•Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska
Born5 February 1936 in Zakopane, Małopolskie (POL)
Died1 January 2016 in Zakopane, Małopolskie (POL)
Measurements159 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsWisła Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
NOC Poland


Maria Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska, who came from a skiing family, competed in Alpine skiing at the 1956 and 1964 Winter Olympics. Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska was a six-time Polish champion and won 17 silver medals at the Polish nationals. She also competed at the 1958 World Championships, where she was 27th in downhill. She later worked as a skiing coach with Wisła-Gwardia Zakopane.

Her brother, Andrzej Gąsienica Daniel, was a ski jumper at the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Another brother, Józef Gąsienica Daniel, competed in Nordic combined at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics, while her sister, Helena Gąsienica Daniel, skied cross-country at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Winter Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) POL Maria Gąsienica Daniel
Downhill, Women (Olympic) DNF
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 35
Slalom, Women (Olympic) DQ
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) POL Maria Szatkowska
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 41
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 36
Slalom, Women (Olympic) DQ

Olympic family relations