Full name: Jean Catherine Desforges (-Pickering)
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 4, 1929 in Forest Gate, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 25, 2013 in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Essex Ladies Athletic Club, East Ham (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Mother of Shaun Pickering.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Jean Desforges had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1952 Olympics 4×100 metres Relay; 3rd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Long Jump, 3rd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 80 metres Hurdles. In the 1950 British Empire Games long jump she finished tenth and in the 80 metres hurdles she was eliminated in the heats. In the British Empire (and Commonwealth) Games she competed for England. 1st in the 1950 European Championships 4x100 metres relay, 5th in the 1950 European Championships 80 metres hurdles, 1st in the 1954 European Championships long jump, 6th in the 1954 European Championships 80 metres hurdles.
Personal Bests: 100y – 11.1 (1953); 80H – 11.1 (1954).
|1952 Summer||23||Helsinki||Athletics||Women's 80 metres Hurdles||Great Britain||GBR||5|
|1952 Summer||23||Helsinki||Athletics||Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Great Britain||GBR||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||23||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||5||11.6||11.75||1|
|1952 Summer||23||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||10.9w||11.37w|
|1952 Summer||23||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Four||1||QU||11.4||11.51|