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Marion Holley

Full name: Marion Elizabeth Holley (-Hofman)
Gender: Female
Born: May 17, 1910 in Visalia, California, United States
Died: December 15, 1995 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Northern California AC, Redding (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

While a student at Stanford, Marion Holley was a high jumper for the Northern California Athletic Club when she made the 1928 Olympic Team. Holley later married David Hofman, an Englishman who was a member of the Bahá'í Faith. Holley embraced the faith and together they were active members of the Bahá'í Community, establishing Bahá'í communities in Northhampton, Birmingham, Oxford, Cardiff, and Watford. Hofman served for 27 years as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the United Kingdom and was elected to the Universal House of Justice at the first International Convention in 1963, the Supreme Governing Body of the Bahá'í Faith, and served on that body for 25 years.

Personal Best: HJ – 4-10¼ [1.48] (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics Women's High Jump United States USA 9

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 9 1.48
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.40
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.40