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Violet Webb

Full name: Violet Blanche Webb (-Simpson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 3, 1915 in Willesden, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: May 27, 1999 in Northwood, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Ladies Polytechnic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Janet Simpson; Mother-in-law of Philippe Clerc.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Violet Webb went to Los Angeles to compete in the 80 m hurdles, in which she set five British national records during her career. But due to an injury to Ethel Johnson she also ran as a substitute in the 4x100 relay, winning the bronze medal with her teammates Eileen Hiscock, Gwen Porter and Nellie Halstead. Two years later she won a bronze medal for England in the long jump at the 1934 British Empire Games in London and another bronze medal in the 80 metre hurdles at the 1934 Women’s World Games. She worked as a saleswoman. In 1937 she married and finished her athletic career at only 21-years-old.

Personal Best\: 80H – 11.7 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r2/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Final 5 11.9 5
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 12.1
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 5 11.8w
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 11.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) L
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 47.6 5
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