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Medal record

Halina Konopacka
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Poland
Olympic Games
Gold 1928 Amsterdam Discus throw

Halina Konopacka (born November 11, 1900 in Rawa Mazowiecka — died January 28, 1989 in Daytona Beach, United States), famous athlete, first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw breaking her own world record. This was the first women's gold-winning track and field event in the Olympics.

She became a writer after retiring from athletics, and she lived in the United States after World War II.

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Records
Preceded by
Czechoslovakia Maria Vidlaková
Women's Discus World Record Holder
May 23, 1926 – August 22, 1926
Succeeded by
Germany Milly Reuter
Preceded by
Germany Milly Reuter
Women's Discus World Record Holder
September 4, 1927 – May 15, 1932
Succeeded by
Poland Jadwiga Wajs
Awards
Preceded by
Poland Wacław Kuchar
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
1927 – 1928
Succeeded by
Poland Stanisław Petkiewicz
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