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Audrey Williamson

Full name: Audrey Doreen Swayne Williamson (-Mitchell)
Gender: Female
Born: September 28, 1926 in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Great Britain
Died: April 29, 2010 in Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy, Great Britain
Affiliations: St. Gregory's Ladies Athletics Club, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A commisioned officer in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, Audrey Williamson was not well known in Britain prior to 1948 as she usually confined herself to army and inter-services competition and did not run a competitive 200 m race until ten weeks before the London Games. It was five weeks before the Olympics that she first received any coaching and it was very much as the third string runner of the British women that took to the track at Wembley. Despite the fact she showed good form in the heats it was still a surprise when Williamson produced a fast finish to win the silver medal behind legendary Dutchwoman Fanny Blankers-Koen on a wet and muddy Wembley track. Although she continued competing until 1954 and won many army and services titles Williamson never again approached her form of 1948 and was not chosen for any other major championship. In 1958 she married fellow soldier Major Brian Mitchell and left the British Army. The couple had four children.

Personal Best: 200 – 25.1 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Women's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A)
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final 2 25.1 at 0.80 5
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1T QU 24.9w at 0.01
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 25.4 25.6