Teresa Barbara Ciepły (born October 19, 1937 in Brodnia , † March 8, 2006 in Bydgoszcz ; born Teresa Wieczorek ) was a Polish athlete and Olympian . In 1964 she became Olympic champion with the Polish 4 x 100 meter relay . Two years earlier, she had been voted Sportswoman of the Year in her home country .
In the early 1960s, Ciepły was one of the strongest sprinters in the world. At the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 she won the bronze medal in 45.0 s behind the USA (44.5 s) over 4 times 100 meters with the Polish relay team ( Barbara Janiszewska , Celina Jesionowska , Halina Richter ) under her maiden name Wieczorek and the Federal Republic of Germany (44.8 s).
Two years later at the European Championships in Belgrade , she won two titles: in the 80-meter hurdles and with the 4-by-100-meter relay; in the 100-meter run she was also third behind Dorothy Hyman and Jutta Heine .
She finally celebrated the greatest success of her career at the XVIII. 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo , when she was a member of the Polish 4 x 100 meter relay (with Irena Kirszenstein , Halina Górecka and Ewa Kłobukowska ) in 43.6 s Olympic champion ahead of the USA (43.9 s) and Great Britain ( 44.0 s). In addition, she won the silver medal in the 80-meter hurdles behind the German (= GDR) Karin Balzer , who ran 10.5 seconds at the same time.
Ciepły was married to the hammer thrower Olgierd Ciepły .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Teresa Ciepły-Wieczorkowna|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Polish athlete and Olympian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 19, 1937|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brodnia|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 8, 2006|
|Place of death||Bydgoszcz|