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Mary Frizzell

Full name: Mary Frizzell (-Thomasson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: January 27, 1913 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Died: October 12, 1972 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Vancouver AC, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Mary Frizzell developed her athletic talents in the Canadian province of British Columbia and first represented her country abroad at the 1930 British Empire Games, where she came in fourth in the long jump. Despite being afflicted with stomach flu during the trials, she made Canada's delegation to the 1932 Summer Olympics by tying the world record in the 60 metres and the Olympic record in the 100 metres. She was also national champion in the 4×100 metre relay alongside Lillian Palmer and the non-Olympians Doreen Caird and Helen Reeves. At the Games she won a silver medal in the 4×100 m relay, with Palmer, Mildred Fizzell, and Hilda Strike, and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 m. The following year she was national champion in the 60 and 100 m and finished third, behind golfer Ada MacKenzie and Strike, in the first-ever vote for Canada's female athlete of the year, which would eventually become the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award. Her final major international tournament was the 1934 British Empire Games, where she was again fourth in the long jump. She retired from active competition in 1935 and took up coaching at the Pacific Athletic Club, where she worked to promote women's athletics until her death from cancer in 1972. She was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.1 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 100 metres Canada CAN 5 h2 r2/3
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 12.3
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Round One Heat Two 2 QU 12.1

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) L
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Canada CAN Final Standings 2 WR 47.0 3
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