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Annie Speirs

Full name: Annie Coupe Speirs (-Coombe)
Gender: Female
Born: July 14, 1889 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: October 26, 1926 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Annie Speirs was one of the pioneering British female swimmers who represented their country for the first time at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The day after celebrating her 23rd birthday, Speirs of the Liverpool Ladies SC, won a gold medal in the relay in world record time. She also finished fifth in the individual 100 metres freestyle. Annie married Charles Coombe in 1922 but died in her native Liverpool in 1926 aged 37, and just three years after giving birth to her only son, Charles, Junior.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain Final 5 1:27.4
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 q 1:27.0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 2 Q 1:25.6

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1
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