Helena PILEJCZYK

Poland POL

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Squaw Valley 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1931
Olympic Results

Biography

Helena PILEJCZYK

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 career spanned 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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#23
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#15
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#25
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#26
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#12
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#=5
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#6
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating