February 4, 2023


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Irwina Rio Ferenc is dead. She was a great speed skater

The great speed skater Erwina Ryś-Ferens has passed away – the Polish Ski Association has reported

One of the best Polish figure skaters in the history of Erwin Rio Ferenc passed away on Wednesday after a long illness, the Polish Speed ​​Skating Association reported at the age of 67.

During her sports career, she represented the colors of Olympia Elbląg and Marymont Warszawa. Her achievements include eighty-three Polish championship titles and set fifty country records. She represented Poland four times at the Olympic Games – in 1976 in Innsbruck, in 1980 in Lake Placid, in 1984 in Sarajevo, and in 1988 in Calgary.

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She won three bronze medals at the World Championships – in 1978 at Lake Placid and in 1985 at Heerenveen in an all-around, and in 1988 at Skien in all respects.

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This is an irreparable loss to our discipline. Erwina Ryś-Ferens was a symbol of Poland for speed skating and made Poland famous for many years. We are in mourning. We express our sympathy to the family of our outstanding figure skating player – said the president of the Polish Federation of Speed ​​Skating, Rafai Tatarokh, in the announcement.

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