Full name: Helena GÄ
sienica Daniel (-Lewandowska)
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: April 15, 1934 in Zakopane, MaÅopolskie, Poland
Died: November 23, 2013 in Zakopane, MaÅopolskie, Poland
Affiliations: WisÅa Zakopane, Zakopane (POL)
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Related Olympians: Sister of Maria GÄ sienica Daniel-Szatkowska; Sister of Andrzej GÄ sienica Daniel; Sister of JÃ³zef GÄ sienica Daniel; Grandaunt of Maryna GÄ sienica-Daniel; Grandaunt of Agnieszka GÄ sienica-Daniel.
Helena GÄ sienica Daniel was part of a real skiing family. Her three siblings all competed in skiing at the Winter Olympics. Sister [Maria] was an alpine skier at the 1956 and 1964 Olympics, brother [Andrzej] competed in ski jumping in Cortina d'Ampezzo and brother [JÃ³zef] placed 15th in the 1968 Nordic combined. Helena competed in cross-country skiing, winning a total of 10 Polish titles. Most of these came in the relay, as Wisla Zakopane grabbed the title eight times in a row 1954-61. In 1951 and 1952, aged just 16 and 17, she also won the Polish 10 km title twice. Her greatest international result came at the 1960 Winter Olympics, when the Polish team placed fourth in the 3 x 5 km relay (in a field of six entered teams) - she never competed in World Championships. GÄ sienica Daniel married Wojciech Lewandowski, with whom she would run a car repair shop, selling her knitwear on the side.
|1956 Winter||21||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 10 kilometres||Poland||POL||24|
|1960 Winter||25||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 10 kilometres||Poland||POL||21|
|1960 Winter||25||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 3 Ã 5 kilometres Relay||Poland||POL||4|
|1956 Winter||21||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Poland||Final Standings||24||43:09|
|1960 Winter||25||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Poland||Final Standings||21||45:08.2||23:46||21|
|1960 Winter||25||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Poland||POL||Final Standings||4||23:05.0||45:15.0||4|