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Joyce Cooper

Full name: Margaret Joyce Cooper (-Badcock)
Gender: Female
Born: April 18, 1909 in Troup, Unknown, Sri Lanka
Died: July 22, 2002 in Chichester, West Sussex, Great Britain
Affiliations: Mermaid Swimming Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Felix Badcock.

Medals: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Joyce Cooper’s father was a wealthy tea planter in Sri Lanka and it was in the Indian Ocean that she first learnt to swim. She made her championship début at the 1927 European Championships where she was narrowly beaten to the 100 m freestyle title but then went on to anchor the relay team to a gold medal. At the 1928 Olympics she helped the British relay team finish second, albeit by a large distance, to the Americans and was bronze medallist in both her individual events. Her third place in the 100 freestyle was controversial because observers thought she was beaten to the touch by teammate Jean McDowell, but the judges voted 3-2 in her favour. Cooper was the outstanding female performer at the inaugural British Empire Games in 1930 and won all four events she entered.

She also won four medals at the 1931 European Championship although this time she had to be content with three silvers and a bronze. Cooper added another Olympic medal in 1932, a bronze in the relay, and reached another two individual finals in what was to be her final championship appearance. In 1934 she married Olympic rowing champion Felix Badcock. Their son, also named Felix won a bronze medal as part of the English rowing eight at the 1958 British Empire Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r2/3
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 6

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Final 3 1:13.6
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:14.0
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Six 2 QU 1:16.8
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:09.2
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:09.0

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Final 4 5:49.7
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 6:00.4
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 5:56.7

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 2 5:02.8
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 5:16.6
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 4:52.4

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Final 3 1:22.8
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:24.2
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Final 6 1:23.4
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:25.0
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