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Gwen Porter

Full name: Gwendoline Alice "Gwen" Porter
Gender: Female
Born: April 25, 1902 in Ilford, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: London Olympiades, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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 4×100 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 company’s annual sports day at Crystal Palace, often winning the Wakefield Cup, given for the outstanding individual female performance of the competition.

Personal Best\: 100 – 12.4 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 4 12.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) L
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 47.6 5
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