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Dorothy Kozak

Full name: Dorothy Elsie Kozak
Gender: Female
Born: April 17, 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died: June 14, 2009 in [unknown], Manitoba, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Calgary (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Although born in Calgary, Alberta, Canadian Dorothy Kozak earned her reputation as an athlete in the province of Manitoba during the 1950s, where she was named top female athlete in 1953. The following year she was part of Canada's delegation to the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games where she was eliminated in the heats of the 100 yards event, but won a bronze medal alongside Annabelle Murray, Geraldine Bemister, and Margery Squires in the 4×110 yards relay. In 1956 she represented her country at that year's Summer Olympic Games where, despite finishing last in the 4×100 metres relay, she helped set a new Canadian record for the event. She also competed in the long jump, placing 17th in a field of 19 competitors. Nevertheless, she set a Canadian record in this event later in the year. After retiring from athletics in the late 1950s she took up bowling as a hobby, finding considerable success and winning the A singles at the Manitoba Five Pin Bowling Association championship in the 1970s.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.9 (1956); LJ – 5.64 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 5 h1 r1/2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump Canada CAN 17 QR

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat One 5 46.6 46.79

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 17 5.50
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Round One NP 5.40
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Round Two NP 5.41
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Round Three NP 5.50
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