|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||8 March 1907 in Żurawiczki, Podkarpackie (POL)|
|Died||23 April 1993 in Kraków (Cracow), Małopolskie (POL)|
|Measurements||167 cm / 62 kg|
|Affiliations||Cracovia, Kraków (POL)|
Janina Skirlińska was a Polish gymnast. As a young girl Skirlińska took up multiple sports including athletics, shooting, archery and fencing, but she found success in gymnastics. In the all-round event Skirlińska was a three-time national champion, winning titles in 1935, 1937 and 1938. In individual gymnastics competitions Skirlińska won 10 titles from 1935 to 1938. Skirlińska competed in the team all-round event at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The Polish team finished in sixth place.
After World War II Skirlińska worked as a gymnastics teacher and studied physical education at Jagiellonian University. Skirlińska graduated with a master’s degree in 1952 and gained her coaching qualifications the following year. For 11 years from 1949 Skirlińska coached the national gymnastics team and co-authored a book about guidelines and preparation in gymnastics for students. From 1957 to 1972 Skirlińska worked as a full-time research and teaching employee at the Department of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics. In 1971 Skirlińska was awarded with the Knight’s Cross.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1936 Summer Olympics||Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics)||POL||Janina Skirlińska|
|Team All-Around, Women (Olympic)||Poland||6|