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Claudette Masdammer

Full name: Claudette Izel Masdammer (-Humphrey)
Gender: Female
Born: March 30, 1939
Died: November 13, 2013 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GUY Guyana
Sport: Athletics

Biography

While still a teenager, Claudette Masdammer competed in the 1956 Olympics for British Guiana, making her the first woman to compete for that nation, where she was eliminated in the heats of both sprint events. In 1958, she also competed in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, again being eliminated in the preliminaries. Her best international showing was at the 1959 British West Indies Championships, the first for women. She came third in the 100 m, behind two compatriots and finished second in the long jump behind Yvonne Laidlow of Jamaica.

The following year Masdammer started her nurse's education, travelling to England in 1961. She married a fellow Guyanan, British naval officer Winston Humphrey, travelling around the world before settling in England, where she worked as a midwife in Southampton and Hythe.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.8 (1957); 200 – 24.0 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Athletics Women's 100 metres Guyana GUY 5 h6 r1/3
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Athletics Women's 200 metres Guyana GUY 4 h4 r1/3

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Athletics Guyana Round One Heat Six 5 12.7 12.87

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Athletics Guyana Round One Heat Four 4 25.4 25.73
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