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Heather Armitage

Full name: Heather Joy Armitage (-Young, -McClelland)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 17, 1933 in Colombo, Basnahira, Sri Lanka
Affiliations: Longwood Harriers, Huddersfield (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Heather Armitage had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1956 Olympics 4×100 metres Relay, 3rd in the 1952 Olympics 4×100 metres Relay; 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Relay (with Dorothy Hyman, June Paul, and Madeleine Weston), 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 100 yards, 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Relay (with Anne Pashley and the non-Olympians Shirley Burgess and Shirley Hampton), 3rd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 220 yards. Armitage also finished fifth in the 220 yards and sixth in the 100 yards at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 80 metres hurdles she finished sixth. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games she competed as Heather Armitage (1954) and as Heather Young (1958) for England.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.6 (1956); 200 – 23.79y (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r2/4
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Women's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 6
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Women's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h2 r2/3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat One 5 12.3 12.58
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 2 QU 12.3 12.57
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final 6 12.0 12.10 2
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 11.6 11.87
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 1 QU 11.5w 11.81w

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 24.7 24.78
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 24.8 24.87

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 46.2 46.41 5
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 2 QU 46.6 46.84
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 44.7 44.70 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 45.3 45.38