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Ethel Smith

Full name: Ethel May Smith (-Stewart)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: July 5, 1907 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 31, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Parkdale Ladies' Athletic Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Ethel Smith was born into poverty in Toronto and quit school after the eighth grade to go to work in Toronto's Garment District when she was only 14. But after work she would play every sport she could. In 1924 she won a footrace for women at the field day sponsored by the Beaches Businessman's Association, and this led her to a career in athletics. She would eventually win one Canadian Championship, the 1927 220 yards. She competed after the Amsterdam Olympics, at the 1929 Millrose Games, and finished her career at the 1929 Ontario Championships in August, when she won the 60 yards.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.3e (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Women's 100 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Final 3 12.3 1
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Round One Heat Nine 1 QU/=OR 12.6

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada CAN Final 1 WR 48.4 1
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 49.3
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