Full name: Gwendoline Alice "Gwen" Porter
Born: April 25, 1902 in Ilford, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: London Olympiades, London (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Gwen Porter qualified for the 1932 Olympics after beating [Nellie Halstead] in an Olympic 100 yards trial event at Belvedere five weeks before the Games. At Los Angeles, the bronze medal she won in the 4Ã100 metre relay with [Eileen Hiscock], [Violet Webb] and Nellie Halstead, was the highlight of her sporting career. In the individual 100 metres, she was eliminated in the first round after finishing fourth in a tough heat won by the German [Marie Dollinger] who equalled the Olympic record. Porter worked in the head office of North British & Mercantile insurance company, and regularly competed in the companyâs annual sports day at Crystal Palace, often winning the Wakefield Cup, given for the outstanding individual female performance of the competition.
Personal Best\: 100 â 12.4 (1932).
|1932 Summer||30||Los Angeles||Athletics||Women's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||4 h1 r1/3|
|1932 Summer||30||Los Angeles||Athletics||Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Great Britain||GBR||3||Bronze|
|1932 Summer||30||Los Angeles||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat One||4||12.4|
|1932 Summer||30||Los Angeles||Athletics||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||3||47.6||5|