Witold Woyda
Witold Woyda c1974.jpg
Witold Woyda c. 1974
Personal information
Born(1939-05-10)10 May 1939
Poznań, Poland
Died5 May 2008(2008-05-05) (aged 68)
Bronxville, New York, United States
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
ClubBudowlanych Warsaw
Marymont Warsaw
Medal record
Representing  Poland
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Foil ind.
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Foil team
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City Foil team
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1962 Buenos Aires Foil ind.
Silver medal – second place 1963 Gdańsk, Foil team
Silver medal – second place 1965 Paris Foil team
Silver medal – second place 1969 Havana Foil team
Silver medal – second place 1971 Vienna Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1961 Turin Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Buenos Aires Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Moscow Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Montreal Foil team
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Gothenburg Foil team
Woyda's grave in Warsaw
Woyda's grave in Warsaw

Witold Woyda (10 May 1939 – 5 May 2008) was a Polish fencer who won four Olympic medals in the foil between 1964 and 1972, including two gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He was named the Polish Sportspersonality of the Year for 1972 by readers of Przegląd Sportowy. Born in Poznań, he immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s, settling in Bronxville, New York, and worked for an Italian packaging company. He had lung cancer for two years prior to his death at his Bronxville home at age 68, five days shy of turning 69.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Witold Woyda". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Witold Woyda Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2010.