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Judy Livermore-Simpson

Full name: Judy Earline Veronica Livermore-Simpson
Gender: Female
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 14, 1960 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Affiliations: Rugby & District AC, Rugby (GBR) / Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Judy Livermore-Simpson arrived in England from Jamaica as a child and began her athletic career at the Rugby Athletics Club. She qualified to compete for Great Britain in the women's pentathlon at the Moscow Olympics whilst still a teenager and placed thirteenth. Showing a continuous improvement over the next few years Livermore-Simpson placed 4th in the 1981 World Student Games and 7th at the 1982 European Championships before winning her first major medal, a silver, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. Whilst in contention for a medal at the 1983 World Championships she suffered a personal disaster when all javelin throws landed flat and she withdrew from the event. The javelin was always a severe weakness for her and a poor performance at the 1984 Olympics potentially cost her a medal.

1986 was her best year and she won her only major title, the Commonwealth Games, and also secured a bronze at the European Championships. A glamorous figure with long beaded hair she was beset by injuries towards the end of the eighties and never again managed to attain the same level of performance. Also a national champion at taekwondo she served as honorary President of the Women's Sports Federation after her athletic career ended and was a familiar figure on UK television throughout the nineties as part of the popular "Gladiators" TV programme.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.92 (1983); Pen – 4357 (1980); Hep – 6623 (1986).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Women's Pentathlon Great Britain GBR 13
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 19 QR
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Heptathlon Great Britain GBR 5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Women's Heptathlon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC C/F/P
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 19 1.84 2 2
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 11 1.84 2 2
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.75 metres 1T o 0 0 1.75
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.84 metres 11 xxo 2 2 1.84
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.87 metres 11 xxx 2 2 1.84

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1977T) P(1985T) H
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 13 4.304 4.261
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles 3 922 1.040 13.57
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles Heat Three 1 922 1.040 13.57
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Shot put 8 13.56 813 765
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain High jump 8T 1.002 941 1.77
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain Long jump 15 5.71 842 762
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain 800 metres 15 725 753 2:25.3
1980 Summer 19 Moskva Athletics Great Britain 800 metres Heat Two 5 725 753 2:25.3

Women's Heptathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T(A) H P(1977T) P(1985T) C/F/P D
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 5 6.280 6.264
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles 2 992 1.114 13.07
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles Heat Three 2 992 1.114 13.07
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 2T 1.86 1.086 1.054
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.74 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.77 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.80 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.83 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.86 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.89 metres NP xxx
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Shot put 2 830 785 13.86
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Shot put Round One NP 13.86
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Shot put Round Two NP 12.27
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Shot put Round Three NP 13.25
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 200 metres 10 851 891 24.95
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 200 metres Heat Three 6 851 891 24.95
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Long jump 5 978 953 6.33
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Long jump Round One NP 6.14
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Long jump Round Two NP 6.07
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Long jump Round Three NP 6.33
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw 18 662 546 33.64
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw Round One NP 30.62
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw Round Two NP 31.78
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw Round Three NP 33.64
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 800 metres 8 881 921 2:13.01
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain 800 metres Heat Three 5 881 921 2:13.01
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles 16 1.010 13.78
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 3 1.010 13.78
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 18T 1.77 941
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.65 metres NP o
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.68 metres NP o
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.74 metres NP o
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.77 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Athletics Great Britain High jump 1.80 metres NP xxx