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Valerie Davies

Full name: Elizabeth Valerie Davies (-Latham)
Gender: Female
Born: June 29, 1912 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Great Britain
Died: August 2001 in Newport, Newport, Great Britain
Affiliations: Roath Park Swimming Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Although Valerie Davies had been part of the relay team that won the European Championships in 1927 she was not chosen for the Amsterdam Olympic Games and instead had to wait until 1930 to participate in another championships. Davies was a one-woman Welsh swimming team at the first British Empire Games in 1930 in Canada and won the nation’s only three medals of the entire Games at freestyle and backstroke. At the Los Angeles Olympic she narrowly defeated compatriot Phyllis Harding to win the bronze medal in the 100 backstroke and added a medal of the same colour in the freestyle relay. Her last major championships was the 1934 British Empire Games in London where added yet another bronze medal to her collection.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r1/3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 3 1:12.7

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 20 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
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Final 3 1:22.5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:22.0
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