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Violet Cliff

Full name: Violet Hamilton Cliff (Supple-, -Moore)
Nickname(s): Vita
Gender: Female
Born: November 2, 1916 in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Great Britain
Died: July 2003 in Winchester, Hampshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Wife of Leslie Cliff.

Biography

Violet Cliff skated pairs alongside her husband, [Leslie Cliff]. Together they won bronze medals at the World Championships in 1936-37 and a silver medal at the 1936 European Championships. They also placed fourth at the 1938 Worlds and 1933 and 1937 Europeans. The pair also won the British Championship every year from 1934-38. When they sought to regain their title after the war, in May 1946, they were beaten by [Dennis] and [Winnie Silverthorne].

Both Cliff and his wife obtained pilot’s licences and were excellent aviators and finished third in the 1938 King’s Cup Air Race. In 1939 they were due to compete in a Miles Hawk owned by fellow figure skater [Cecilia Colledge], however, the race was cancelled because it was scheduled to take place on 2 September 1939, but World War II broke out the day before, and the race was cancelled..

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Great Britain-1 GBR 7

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings 7
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #1 9
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #2 4
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #3 7
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #4 3
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #5 6
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #6 9
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #7 6
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #8 6T
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Great Britain-1 GBR Leslie Cliff Final Standings Judge #9 6
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