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Barbara Burke

Full name: Barbara Hannah Anita Burke (-Knight)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: May 13, 1917 in Norwood, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: August 8, 1998 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Affiliations: Mitcham Ladies
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Barbara Burke had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1938 British Empire Games 80 metres Hurdles. In the 1934 British Empire Games 110-220-110 yards relay (with Marjorie Clark and the non-Olympian Doris Morgan) Burke finished fourth. She also competed in the 1934 British Empire Games 100 yards as well as in the 220 yards, but was eliminated in the heats in both occasions. In the 1938 British Empire Games she finished fourth in the 100 yards and fifth in the 220 yards. In the British Empire Games she competed for South Africa.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.1 (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Women's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h2 r2/3
1936 Summer 19 Berlin 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
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 12,2
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Six 2 QU 12.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 47.6 1
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 2 QU 47.5
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