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Thelma Hopkins

Full name: Thelma Elizabeth Hopkins (-McClernon)
Gender: Female
Height: 14-2 (170 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 16, 1936 in Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain
Affiliations: Queen's University Belfast, Belfast (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Thelma Hopkins had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1956 Olympics High Jump; 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games High Jump, 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Long Jump. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 80 metres hurdles she was eliminated in the heats of the 80 metres hurdles. She also finished sixth in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards relay (with Mary Peters, Maeve Kyle and the non-Olympian Bridget Robinson), seventh in the long jump, and eighth in the high jump. At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Hopkins finished sixth in the long jump and ninth in the high jump. In all British Empire and Commonwealth Games she competed for Northern Ireland.

Also played hockey and squash for Ireland.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.74 (1956); LJ – 6.11 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 2T Silver
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 15 QR

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H BHC C/F/P MBHC TMBHC TABHC
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 4 1.58
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.35 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.40 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.45 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o 1.50 0 0 1
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.55 metres 1 o 1.55 0 0 2
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.58 metres 1 o 1.58 0 0 3
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.61 metres 4 xxx 1.58 0 0 3
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 2T 1.67 0 0 4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.40 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.50 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o 1.55 0 0 1
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.60 metres 1T o 1.60 0 0 2
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.64 metres 1T o 1.64 0 0 3
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.67 metres 1T o 1.67 0 0 4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.70 metres 2T xxx 1.67 0 0 4
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.58 0 0 2
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.40 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.50 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.55 metres 1T o 1.55 0 0 1
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.58 metres 1T o 1.58 0 0 2

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D SBMD
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 15 5.59w 5.56
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round One NP 5.56
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Two NP 5.13
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Three NP 5.59
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