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Helena Pilejczyk

Full name: Helena Pilejczyk (Majcher-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (159 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: April 1, 1931 in Zieluń, Mława, Mazowieckie, Poland
Affiliations: Olimpia Elbląg, Elbląg (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As of 2009, Poland has won only two Olympic speed skating medals, and both were won in the same race, when Helena Pilejczyk and Elwira Seroczyńska both medalled in the 1500 m at the 1960 Olympics. Pilejczyk's careerspanned almost two decades. During that time, she won six Polish allround titles (1956-1958, 1962, 1969, 1971) and 31 distances titles in 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m and the relay. A regular World Championships participant, Pilejczyk reached the final distance four times, placing 5th in both 1958 and 1960. She won one distance medal, in the 1000 m at the 1960 edition. After her retirement, Pilejczyk kept skating recreationally, and she has occasionally appeared in senior championships.

Personal Bests: 500 – 47.8 (1963); 1000 – 1:35.8 (1960); 1500 – 2:27.1 (1960); 3000 – 5:15.2 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Poland POL 12
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Poland POL 5T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Poland POL 3 Bronze
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Poland POL 6 OR
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Poland POL 23
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Poland POL 15
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Poland POL 25
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Poland POL 26

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 12 48.2
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 23 50.1

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 5T 1:35.8 21 57
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 15 1:39.8 21 59

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 3 2:27.1 30 1:07 1:46
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 25 2:38.3 31 1:12 1:54

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 6 OR 5:26.2 22 1:02 1:43 2:26 3:10 3:54 4:40
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Speed Skating Poland Final Standings 26 5:47.3 23 1:07 1:51 2:36 3:23 4:11 4:59