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Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorek

Full name: Teresa Barbara Ciepły-Wieczorek
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: October 19, 1937 in Brodnia, Łódzkie, Poland
Died: March 8, 2006 in Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: ŁKS Łódź, Łódź (POL) / Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Olgierd Ciepły.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Women's 100 metres Poland POL 5 h2 r3/4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Poland POL 5 h2 r2/3
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Poland POL 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Poland POL 2 Silver
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Poland POL 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 11.9 12.05
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 12.0 12.14
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland Round One Heat Seven 3 QU 12.1 12.25

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 11.2 11.40
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland Round One Heat Five 2 QU 11.3 11.46
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland Final 2 10.5w 10.55w 2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.7 10,77
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland Round One Heat Four 3 QU 10.7w 10.73w

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland POL Final 3 45.0 45.19 6
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Poland POL Round One Heat Two 3 QU 45.3 45.40
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland POL Final 1 WR 43.6 43.69 4
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland POL Round One Heat One 1 QU 44.6 44,62
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