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Dorothy Odam-Tyler

Full name: Dorothy Jennifer Beatrice Odam-Tyler
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: March 14, 1920 in Stockwell, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 25, 2014 in Long Melford, Suffolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Mitcham AC, ? (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Dorothy Odam-Tyler won high jump silver medals in 1936 and 1948, the only women to win track & field Olympic medals both before and after World War II. Her other major titles included winning the 1938 and 1950 British Empire and Commonwealth Games high jump. She was second at that meet in 1954 and at the 1950 European Championships. She started out in the scissors style, but changed to the Western Roll in 1951.

Odam-Tyler won eight WAAA titles outdoors (1936-39, 1948-49, 1952, 1956) and four indoors (1936-39). Outdoors she placed in the top three 14 times. She also won British titles in the long jump and pentathlon in 1951, and competed at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in long jump and javelin throw, in addition to her specialty. In 1939 she set a world record by jumping 1.66 metres. Odam-Tyler retired from international competition after the 1956 Olympics and went on to become a coach, official and British team manager. In 2012 she was the official starter for the London Marathon.

Personal Best\: HJ – 1.68 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 2 Silver OR
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 7T
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Women's High Jump Great Britain GBR 12T

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 2 1.60
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.30 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.58 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.60 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.62 metres 2 xxx
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Jump-Off 2 1.60
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Jump-Off 1.62 metres 2 x
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Jump-Off 1.60 metres 2 o
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 2 OR 1.68
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.61 metres 2 o
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.64 metres 2 xxo
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.66 metres 1 o
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.68 metres 2 OR xo
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.70 metres 2 xxx
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 7T 1.58
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.35 metres NP NH p 0 0 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.40 metres NP NH p 0 0 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.45 metres 1T 1.45 o 0 0 1
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.50 metres 3T 1.50 o 0 0 2
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.55 metres 2T 1.55 o 0 0 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.58 metres 7T 1.58 xxo 0 2 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.61 metres 7T 1.58 xxx 2 2 6
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 12T 1.60 0 0 3
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.40 metres NP NH p 0 0 0
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.50 metres 1T 1.50 o 0 0 1
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.55 metres 8T 1.55 o 0 0 2
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.60 metres 6T 1.60 o 0 0 3
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.64 metres 12T 1.60 xxx 0 0 3
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 4T QU 1.58 0 0 3
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.40 metres NP NH p 0 0 0
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.50 metres 1T 1.50 o 0 0 1
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.55 metres 3T 1.55 o 0 0 2
1956 Summer 36 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1.58 metres 4T 1.58 o 0 0 3
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