Anna Bocson (Wojtaszek) (athletics) naturalised to represent Australia, after competing for her native Poland at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics, going on to become one of Australia’s best-ever javelin throwers. At the Cardiff 1958 Games, Bocson overcame a slow start to throw 57.40m with her fourth attempt, winning the gold medal and setting a then World Record in the process. Bocson returned at the Perth 1962 Games to win bronze, and finished behind teammate Margaret Parker to win silver at the Kingston 1966 Games, to finish her career with a full set of medals. A three-time Olympian, twice for Australia, Bocson won six Australian titles, and was awarded with the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. In 2021, Bocson was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame.
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