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Maria Ilwicka-Chojnacka-Piątkowska

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaria•Ilwicka-Chojnacka-Piątkowska
Used nameMaria•Ilwicka-Chojnacka-Piątkowska
Born24 January 1931 in Goleni (MDA)
Died19 December 2020 in Warszawa (Warsaw), Mazowieckie (POL)
Measurements164 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsAZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL) / Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
NOC Poland


74601 Maria Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka F POL ATH Maria Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka competed at three Olympic Games in athletics, with a best finish of sixth in the 80 metre hurdles in 1964 at Tokyo. She was a three-time medalist at the European Championships, winning a gold medal in the 4x100 relay in 1962, and adding a bronze in that event in 1958 and in the 80 metre hurdles in 1962. Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka also competed at the 1954 Europeans in the 4x100 as Poland finished fifth, and she was sixth in the long jump at the Europeans in 1954 and 1958, and placed ninth in the 1958 European pentathlon.

She set 22 Polish records and was a five-time Polish Champion, winning the 80 metre hurdles in 1959 and 1963, the long jump in 1951 and 1958, and the pentathlon in 1954. Piątkowska-Chojnacka-Ilwicka sadly contracted COVID-19 in 2020 and died shortly thereafter.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.7 (1962); 80H – 10.75 (1964); LJ – 6.10 (1959).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Maria Ilwicka
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Poland 4 h1 r1/2
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 32 r1/2
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Maria Chojnacka
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Poland DNS
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 11
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Maria Piątkowska
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 6
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Poland DNS

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1964 Summer Olympics 18 October 1964 Athletics 80 metres Hurdles, Women Round One, Heat Three 10.6 1

Olympic family relations

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