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WALASIEWIECZOWNA Stanislawa (1911 - 1980) Poland / United States / Track and Field
This sprinter was twice world record holder of the 100 m in the early 1930s. The Polish sprinting school had earned a high reputation at the time, and Walasiewieczowna won the 100 m at the Los Angeles games in 1932.Four years later in Berlin she had to make do with the silver medal.She then became an American citizen and changed her name to Stella Walsh. When she died an autopsy revealed that this champion was androgynous, and had physical sexual characteristics of both sexes.
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