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Ann Long

Full name: Phyllis Ann Long (-Pearce)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: July 6, 1936 in Ilford, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Ilford Swimming Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Diving

Biography

A spectator at the 1948 Olympics, Ann Long was only 12 at the time, and travelled from her Ilford home to Wembley with a friend, sneaking in through an opened door to watch the diving competition. This was the start of a dream which saw her go to the next three Games as a competitor. In her early days, Long was coached by Cyril Laxton, the man who once also coached [Betty Slade]. Ann joined the Ilford Diving Club and was part of the team that gave diving displays around the London area, a popular pastime in post-war England. Despite not winning an Olympic medal, Long won the British Empire and Commonwealth Games springboard gold medal in 1954, when she also won the platform bronze. She completed the set with a silver medal in the platform event in 1958.

Long always wanted to be a sports teacher, but her parents thought a job in the city would be better and she ended up getting a job with the Bank of England. After her diving days ended, however, she went into teaching in Essex and also introduced many youngsters to the sport of diving in Southend. In later life, she bought the Miley Pub in Rochford, Essex.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Women's Springboard Great Britain GBR 8
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Women's Platform Great Britain GBR 5
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Women's Springboard Great Britain GBR 6
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Women's Platform Great Britain GBR 7
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Women's Springboard Great Britain GBR 7
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Women's Platform Great Britain GBR 8

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP SFP DP SP
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Standings 8 108.82
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final 8 108.82 54.00
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying 6 QU 54.82
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 5T 11.56
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 7T 10.80
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #3 7 10.50
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #4 5 11.02
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #5 8 10.12
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 4T 11.73
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 14 7.14
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 8 12.24
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 4 12.73
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #5 11 10.98
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Standings 6 107.61
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final 6 107.61 44.38
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying 7 QU 63.23
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 10 9.24
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 7 10.80
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #3 2 14.00
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #4 7 10.34
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 8 10.20
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 3T 11.73
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 14 8.45
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 2 12.35
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #5 13 9.72
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #6 14 10.78
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Standings 7 129.63
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final 7 129.63 42.45
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Semi-Finals 8 QU 87.18 36.31
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying 7 QU 50.87
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 7 13.42
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 6 14.96
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #3 7 14.07
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Semi-Finals Dive #1 11 11.56
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Semi-Finals Dive #2 4T 10.95
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Semi-Finals Dive #3 13 13.80
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 8T 10.56
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 11T 12.35
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 3 13.68
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 7 14.28

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Standings 5 63.19
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final 5 63.19 19.96
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying 6 QU 43.23
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 5 11.56
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 7 8.40
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 12T 9.12
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 10 9.90
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 7 11.21
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 3 13.00
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Standings 7 76.15
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final 7 76.15 27.00
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying 9 QU 49.15
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 4T 12.60
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 7 14.40
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 5 12.06
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 17 10.72
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 5 12.80
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 7 13.57
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Standings 8 80.98
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final 8 80.98 28.86
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying 5 QU 52.12
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #1 8 14.60
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Final Round Dive #2 10 14.26
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 7T 12.24
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 17 10.88
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 3 13.40
1960 Summer 24 Roma Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 4T 15.60
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