First monographic exhibition on Stanislaw Walasiewicz at the Museum of Sport and Tourism in Warsaw

Marzena Jaworska

DOI: 10.21858/msr.40.06

Vol. no: 40

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Stanislava Walasiewicz (1911-1980), known in America as Stella Walsh, was one of the biggest stars of women’s athletics in the world between the wars. She was a female athlete, capable of almost single-handedly winning against the national teams of more than one country. From her first start on Polish soil, she won the hearts of fans, demonstrating a class superior to anything yet seen in Poland in short runs, jumps and even throws. Although she has lived in faraway Cleveland, Ohio, since childhood, she has represented the Polish colors all her life, bringing much splendor to her homeland.