Sports antiquarian recommended unique football memorabilia. Nicknamed miss olympia for her striking shape, she was known for wearing a trademark red beret during all her competitions. Halina konopacka leonarda kazimiera konopacka matuszewskaszczerbinska rawa mazowiecka, 1900. At the olympic games in amsterdam in 1928, she broke the world record in the disc throw event, winning polands first ever gold medal. The equestrian events at the 1928 summer olympics included dressage, eventing, and show jumping. The world boy scouts jamboree at arrowe park, birkenhead, was opened. Ruth svedberg, summary this was the first womens athletics event contested at the modern olympic games.
She became a writer after retiring from athletics, and she lived in the united states after world war ii. Konopacka 19001989 became the first polish olympic champion at the 1928 summer olympics in the discus throw. Book or magazine covers, commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement. Halina konopacka was a published polish poet, and a famous athlete the first polish olympic champion 1928, amsterdam. Charley paddock eric liddell harold abrahams douglas lowe dehart hubbard harold osborn charles hoff bud houser percy williams otto peltzer ville ritola ed hamm silvio cator kinue hitomi lord burghley edvin wide sabin carr nick winter bevil rudd betty robinson halina konopacka eileen edwards lillian. She won the discus throw event at the 1928 summer olympics, breaking her. Halina konopacka pierwszy zloty medal dla polski 1928. The competitions were held from august 8, 1928 to august 12, 1928. She had also won the fsfi womens world games in 1926. Life of star prewar athlete known as the golden one explored in.
The success of halina konopacka, a polish athlete who won gold in the discus throw at the 1928 summer olympics, inspired walasiewicz to join the local branch of sokol, a polish sports and patriotic organization active among the polish diaspora. Halina konopacka bio, stats, and results olympics at sports. Halina s gift an inspiration halina as a healer and visionary. However, walasiewicz was not an american citizen and could not obtain citizenship under the age of 21.
At first the fsfis requests were rejected, but in 1928 the ioc and iaaf added five athletics events to the olympic programme. Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. Women have coverage, as well with top 520 world lists for the same years. Halina konopacka, udata matusevski pa serbinjski polj. This book presents the exhibition on halina konopacka, which was organised by the polish olympic committee to mark the 90th anniversary of winning the first olympic gold medal for poland in the discus throw competition at the games of the ix olympiad in amsterdam in 1928. July 28 august 12 the 1928 summer olympics are held in amsterdam, opening with the lighting of the olympic flame. A new book examines the life and legend of halina konopacka, one of the.
Halina konopacka of poland, world champion discusthrower, 1928. Original vintage 1928 angola tobacco sport card poland halina konopacka. Halina konopacka 26 february 1900 28 january 1989 was a polish athlete. As a poet konopacka debuted with the collection ktoregos dnia some day. Famous birthdays on this day include oprah winfrey 1954, gia carangi 1960 and adam lambert 1982. Historyczna chwila dla polski pierwszy zloty medal na olimpiadzie. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. Halina konopacka was a badass discus thrower, smashing world records and becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in the event during the 1928. Born in warsaw into the family of a railroad worker, janusz kusocinski, or kusy as he was nicknamed, played football for various warsaw clubs as a schoolboy. The first summer games were held in 1896, with a winter competition added in 1924. Womens athletics and gymnastics debut at these games, and discus thrower halina konopacka of poland becomes the first female olympic gold medal winner for a track or field event. Halina konopacka grew up in warszaw, where she took up horse riding, swimming, and skating. Poland amsterdam 1928 medallists olympic games winners. Halina konopacka leonarda kazimiera konopackamatuszewskaszczerbinska 26 february 1900 28 january 1989 was a polish athlete.
Halina konopacka, polands first olympic gold medal winner, was one of the most outstanding and spectacular characters of interwar poland. Halina konopacka leonarda kazimiera konopacka matuszewskaszczerbinska 11. Zdobyty przez haline konopacka w rzucie dyskiem na odleglosc 39,62m. Right alongside side babe didrikson zaharias in the guinness book of. Polish athlete halina konopacka was a badass discus thrower, smashing world records and becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in the event during the 1928 olympics.
The favorite was polands halina konopacka who had bettered the world record five times between may 1925 and september 1927, not all of them ratified. Life of star prewar athlete known as the golden one. Halina konopacka wins first ever womens discus gold. Halina konopacka halina konopacka biography poem hunter. Also presented are top 1020 performances, top european performers and performances lists. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from halina kunicka at the discogs marketplace. Athletics books and sports memorabilia bookshop antiquarian. Gablota haliny konopackiej w muzeum sportu i turystyki w warszawie. Halina konopacka je nastopila na poletnih olimpijskih igrah 1928 v amsterdamu, kjer je osvojila naslov prve olimpijske prvakinje v metu diska.
Halina konopacka february 26, 1900 january 28, 1989. Halina konopacka vikipedija, slobodna enciklopedija. The modern olympic games are an international sporting event held once every four years. She wrote her first book of poetry ktoregos dnia some day in 1929, and later. Jul 31 halina konopacka of poland hurls discus world record 39. At the olympic games in amsterdam in 1928, she broke the world. People say that she is the most understanding, caring, and amazing person bigger than money.
Halina konopacka of poland becomes first woman to win a track and field gold medal at the olympics, in amsterdam, where she. Polands halina konopacka dominates in the first ever womens olympic discus event to win gold for her country at the amsterdam 1928. Halina konopacka is the most searched hot trends keyword poland in the map shown below interest by region and time. Halina konopacka, leonarda kazimiera konopacka matuszewskaszczerbinska 26. This was the first womens goldwinning track and field event in the olympics. Because her home was quite far from the polish centers for winter sports and her particular talent for discus throwing was discovered, she focused on the latter. Amsterdam 1928 konopacka halina from the amsterdam 1928 gallery, plus get access to similar videos and galleries. Track field athletics vol 4 world lists 1921 1922 1923 1924. Waclaw michal kuchar 16 september 1897 in lancut february 1981 in warsaw was a polish sports champion, olympian, and multiple soccer, track and field and speed skating champion of the country.
Tamara press project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. This volume 4 presents the world best performers for each year 1921 through 1928 top 50. Jun 28 louis armstrong makes 78 recording of west end blues 1928 in sport. Official profile of olympic athlete halina konopacka born 11 nov 1900 28 jan 1989, including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. The complete list of olympic winners from poland in amsterdam 1928. She won the discus throw event at the 1928 summer olympics, breaking her own world record and becoming the first polish olympic champion. Halina konopacka born 26 february 1900 in rawa mazowiecka died 28 january 1989 in daytona beach, united states was a published polish poet, and a famous athlete the first polish olympic champion 1928, amsterdam. Discus thrower halina konopacka of poland became the first woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal. Halina konopacka leonarda kazimiera konopacka matuszewskaszczerbinska, poljska atletinja in pesnica, 26. In ski jumping he competed from 1995 to 2011, and is one of the most successful athletes in the history of the sport. All three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. Stella walsh project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks.
During the 9th summer olympic games in amsterdam, halina konopacka won the first olympic gold medal in the history of polish sports in discus throw. The 1928 summer olympics, officially known as the games of the ix olympiad, was an international multisport event that was celebrated from 28 july to 12 august 1928 in amsterdam, netherlands. Polands halina konopacka dominates in the first ever womens olympic discus event to win gold for her country at the amsterdam 1928 olympic games. She took part in the olympic games in amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw, breaking her own world record. Original vintage 1928 angola tobacco sport card poland halina. While her pictures are relatively rare, a particularly beautiful shot of her from the ix olympiad was published in the tygodnik illustrowany in august 1928.
Together with her younger sister, irina press, who was also a track athlete, she was half of the press sisters, a duo who won almost everything that there was to win in track and field, except for distance running. During her time at warszaw university she also started skiing and joined an athletics club. The 1920s in the pages of the hoya georgetown university. Janusz tadeusz kusocinski 15 january 1907 21 june 1940 was a polish athlete, winner in the 10,000 meters event at the 1932 summer olympics biography. Known as the first lady of the second republic, she was regarded as the pinnacle of style who mixed ravishing beauty with erudition and culture. Polish discus thrower halina konopacka was the first woman to win an olympic title in athletics, and world records were set in four of the five womens disciplines. Aug 17, 2016 12 badass female athletes who gave zero fucks.
Halina konopacka halina konopacka poems poem hunter. In 1928 waclaw piotrowski painted two pictures presenting sport the painting titled na plotku editors translation. Result 31 jul 1928 amsterdam olympic games, olympisch stadion, amsterdam. In her book, metelska paints a multifaceted picture of konopacka not just as an olympic champion, but also as a poet and artist, who had friends in polish literary circles and was married to a minister. Media in category halina konopacka the following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. Track field athletics vol 4 world lists 1921 1922 1923. And, according to a column written by erik kjellstrom c1930, who competed for sweden in the 400 meter hurdles at the 1928 olympic games, mademoiselle halina konopacka, a polish discus thrower, was so happy at winning olympic gold that she danced around the field and kissed several of the judges. Halina is an inspiring person with a big and open heart. Polands first olympic gold medal winner who helped. Learn about 278 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1928 or search by date or keyword.612 94 620 699 78 1275 650 345 1440 1273 580 148 277 1250 1413 1465 387 170 318 577 835 1153 1424 1125 1004 1336 1463 665 1037 99 43 1273 71