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Alice Whitty

Full name: Alice Ann Doreen Whitty (-Simicak)
Gender: Female
Born: March 24, 1934 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: January 7, 2017 in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Canadian Alice Whitty finished 10th in a field of 17 competitors in the high jump competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics, but went on to claim bronze in that event at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, behind [Thelma Hopkins] and [Dorothy Tyler], both of England. She had broken the Canadian women’s high jump record during the trials for the 1954 Games and continued to perform well in the lead-up to the 1956 Summer Olympics, including a fifth-place finish at the 1955 Pan American Games. At the 1956 Olympics, however, she placed joint-16th, alongside Great Britain’s [Audrey Bennett]. Whitty later earned a silver medal at the 1959 Pan American Games, behind [Ann Marie Flynn] of the United States and tied with non-Olympian Renata Friedrichs of Chile, but retired from active competition shortly after. She held degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of British Columbia and later lived in BC, which allowed her to take part in carrying the torch to the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.625 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Women's High Jump Canada CAN 10
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Women's High Jump Canada CAN 16T

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H BHC C/F/P MBHC TMBHC TABHC
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Standings 10 1.55
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.35 metres 1T o 1.35 0 0 1
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.40 metres 7T o 1.40 0 0 2
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.45 metres 10T o 1.45 0 0 3
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.50 metres 10T o 1.50 0 0 4
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.55 metres 9 xo 1.55 0 1 6
1952 Summer 18 Helsinki Athletics Canada Final Round 1.58 metres 10 xxx 1.55 1 1 6
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Final Round 16T 1.55 0 0 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Final Round 1.40 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o 1.50 0 0 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Final Round 1.55 metres 8T o 1.55 0 0 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Final Round 1.60 metres 16T xxx 1.55 0 0 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 16 QU 1.58 1 2 6
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 1.40 metres 1T o 1.40 0 0 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 1.50 metres 16T xo 1.50 1 1 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 1.55 metres 15 o 1.55 0 1 4
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 1.58 metres 16 xo 1.58 1 2 6
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