Polish women's volleyball star Agata Mróz dies aged 26

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Agata Mróz in 2008
Image: Paweł Strykowski.

Agata Mróz, who together with Poland's national team won the European women's volleyball championships in 2003 and 2005, died on June 4 in a Wrocław hospital just two weeks after a bone marrow transplant intended to treat her progressing acute myeloid leukemia. She had myelodysplastic syndrome since childhood.

Polish fans dubbed the national team on which Mróz played the "Golden Girls", both due to their looks and their successes in international competitions.

Her club career had been equally successful, with two Polish and one Spanish championships under her belt.

She gave birth to a daughter two months before her death.