Kamila Skolimowska Olympic athlete

Kamila skolimowska

Kamila Skolimowska (4 November 1982 – 18 February 2009) was a Polish hammer thrower. She was known for her gold medal in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, which made her the youngest Olympic hammer champion, as well as for her two medals from the European Championships. Her personal best throw, and Polish record, was 76.83 metres, achieved in May 2007 in Doha. She died on the 18 February 2009 in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal during a Polish national team training camp. She was born in Warsaw. Skolimowska first made herself known at age fifteen, when she won the hammer throw event at the 1997 European Junior Championships; the first time hammer throw was staged at the European Junior Championships. She was actually fourteen years and 264 days at the time, and had become Polish national champion and record holder the year before. Her personal best in 1997 was 63.48 metres. She improved her personal best to 66.62 metres in 1999. She also finished seventh at the 1998 European Championships, won the 1999 World Youth Championships and finished twenty-first at the 1999 World Championships.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 4th, 1982
Date of death
February 18th, 2009 at age of 26
Place of death
Vila Real de Santo António Municipality
Cause of death
Pulmonary embolism


1. University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw (Polish: Uniwersytet Warszawski) is the largest university in Poland and one of the most prestigious, ranked by Perspektywy magazine as best Polish university in 2010 and 2011.. Positioned byTimes Higher Education Supplement,QS World University Rankings and ARWU as the second-best Polish university among the world's top 500.

Type Public university
2005. 132 mil. $
November 19th, 1816
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 - Warsaw, Mazovia
Local tuition
2013. 2.54 K €
Official web page www.uw.edu.pl
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Olympic medals

2000 Summer Olympics Sydney

The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in the Southern Hemisphere, the first one being in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956. Sydney was selected as the host city for the 2000 games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States won the most medals with 93, while Australia came in 4th with 58. The games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. Many venues were constructed in the Sydney Olympic Park, which failed in the years immediately following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings to meet upkeep expenses. In the years leading up to the games, funds were shifted from education and health programs to cover Olympic expenses. The Games received near-universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Athletics – Women's hammer throw September 27th, 2000


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