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Jean Walraven

Full name: Jean Ruth Walraven (-Barnett)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: September 26, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 17, 2014 in Elyria, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: North Olmsted-Westlake Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

Jean Walraven competed for Westlake Athletic Club during the Olympic season, although she started her career with the Polish Olympic Club of Cleveland. At the 1948 Londonj Olympics, she could not reach the long jump final and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 80 metre hurdles. In the Trials she had placed fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 80 metre hurdles. Her best year was 1946, when she was tied for second at the AAU in the high jump, and at the AAU indoors that year, she placed second in the high jump, and third in the high hurdles. In 1947 she set a world indoor record for the 50 yard hurdles, clocking 7.2 seconds. Her career was working as an accountant for Ohio Crankshaft. Walraven was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.

Personal Bests\: 80H – 12.6 (1948); LJ – 17-3 (5.26) (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 6 h1 r2/3
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Women's Long Jump United States USA 17T QR

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank ATM T(H)
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 6 at 1.49
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 3 QU 12.6

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 17T 5.180
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