Source: Republic of Poland in English
On Friday night, Irena Szewińska, the most famous athlete in Polish sport, died in Warsaw at the age of 72. During her career she won seven Olympic medals, was deputy president of the Polish Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
During her career she won seven Olympic medals: three gold, two silver and two bronze. She was a Polish, European and world record holder in the 100m, 200m, and 400m, in the long jump and the relay.
President Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter: “Mrs Irena Szewińska has departed – the First Lady of Polish sport and a dame of the Order of the White Eagle. Winner of 7 Olympic medals, multiple world record holder. A great loss and great sadness. Dear Irena, thank you! You will forever remain in our grateful memory!”. (PAP)