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Lorna Johnstone

Full name: Hilda Lorna Johnstone (Wailes-Fairbairn-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 4, 1902 in York, York, Great Britain
Died: May 18, 1990
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Lorna Johnstone was born into a wealthy family, her grandfather founded an engineering company in Yorkshire and later became a member of parliament, and was brought up around horses as the family were strongly involved in foxhunting with the York and Ainsty Hunt. Thirteen times a national champion in dressage she would have been in consideration for a place at the Olympics at both London and Helsinki if women had been allowed to take part. Johnstone is the oldest female competitor ever at the Olympic Games, having turned 70 years old only three days before she competed in dressage at the 1972 Olympic Games. She is also the second oldest female competitor ever, having been 66 years old when she competed in 1968. Johnstone also competed in 1956, but was not the oldest female competitor in Stockholm, that being her dressage teammate Lilian Williams, who was 61 years old in 1956. She competed in dressage until past her eightieth birthday and was of the inaugural inductees of the Royal Horse Society Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Great Britain GBR 21
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Great Britain GBR 13
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Great Britain GBR 5
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Great Britain GBR 12
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Great Britain GBR 10

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Final Standings 21 655.00
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Judges' Scores Judge #1 20 128.0
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Judges' Scores Judge #2 19 129.0
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Judges' Scores Judge #3 21 139.0
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Judges' Scores Judge #4 22T 127.0
1956 Equestrian 53 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Rosie Dream Judges' Scores Judge #5 23T 132.0
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain El Guapo Final Standings 13 777
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain El Guapo Qualifying Round 13 777
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Standings 12 1,036
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round 12 1,036
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round Judge #1 12 203
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round Judge #2 11 205
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round Judge #3 12 190
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round Judge #4 7 232
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Final Round Judge #5 12 206
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round 12 QU 1,576
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round Judge #1 12 313
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round Judge #2 10 307
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round Judge #3 13T 307
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round Judge #4 3 349
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain El Farruco Qualifying Round Judge #5 23 300

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1968 Summer 66 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR El Guapo Final Standings 5 777
1972 Summer 69 München Equestrianism Great Britain GBR El Farruco Final Standings 10 1,576