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Helena Rakoczy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameHelena•Rakoczy (Krzynow-)
Used nameHelena•Rakoczy
Born23 December 1921 in Kraków (Cracow), Małopolskie (POL)
Died2 September 2014 in Kraków (Cracow), Małopolskie (POL)
Measurements166 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsWawel Kraków, Kraków (POL)
NOC Poland

Biography

Helena Rakoczy starred at the 1950 World Championships in Basel, winning the individual all-around and three apparatus gold medals on the vault, beam, and floor, adding a bronze medal on the uneven bars. She disappointed at the 1952 Olympics placing only 43rd in the all-around, and not approaching a medal on any apparatus. In 1954 she won two more World medals, bronzes in both all-around and uneven bars. She improved her Olympic performance in 1956, but still did not win an individual medal, although she helped Poland to a team bronze in the portable apparatus event. Rakoczy was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2004.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) POL Helena Rakoczy
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 43
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Poland 8
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Poland 14
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 18
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =7
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =104
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =39
1956 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) POL Helena Rakoczy
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 8
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Poland 4
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Poland =3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =14
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =7
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 5
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =16