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Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTeresa Barbara•Ciepły-Wieczorek
Used nameTeresa•Ciepły-Wieczorek
Born19 October 1937 in Brodnia, Łódzkie (POL)
Died8 March 2006 in Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie (POL)
Measurements166 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsŁKS Łódź, Łódź (POL) / Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz (POL)
NOC Poland


Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek was an excellent hurdler and sprinter in the early 1960s. She won the Polish national title in the 80 m hurdles four times (1961-62, 1964-1965), adding three titles in the 100 m dash (1960-1962) and one in the relay (1961). She also competed with the very best internationally. At the 1962 European Championships, she won the hurdles event and the 4×100 m relay, while finishing third in the 100 m, which earned her the title of Polish Sportspersonality of the year. Two years later, she won an Olympic gold medal as starting runner of the Polish relay squad that broke the world record in the final, having already won Olympic bronze in the same event in 1960. Ciepły-Wieczorek, who had married Olympic hammer thrower Olgierd Ciepły shortly after the 1960 Olympics, completed her medal collection with a silver medal in the 80 m hurdles event. After retiring, Ciepły-Wieczorek worked as a clerk in Bydgoszcz where she also worked as youth track coach. After her death, a secondary school in her home town Bydgoszcz was named in her honor.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1962); 200 – 24.7 (1960); 80H – 10.77 (1964); HJ – 1.50 (1960); LJ – 6.22 (1962); Pen – 4420 (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Teresa Wieczorek
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 5 h2 r3/4
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 5 h2 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Poland 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Teresa Ciepły
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Poland 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

Special Notes


Place of birth often seen as Łódź but this is incorrect per the Polish Olympic Committee.