Judy Guinness Penn-Hughes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHeather Seymour "Judy"•Guinness Penn-Hughes (-Henning)
Used nameJudy•Guinness Penn-Hughes
Born14 August 1910 in Dublin (IRL)
Died24 October 1952 in Springhare Farm (ZIM)
AffiliationsGauthier's Penguins
NOC Great Britain


At Los Angeles in 1932, Judy Guinness was initially declared the winner of the final duel. She herself stated that the judge had wrongly decided twice in her favor, and that she had thus lost the bout against the Austrian Ellen Preis. The jury listened to her allegations and awarded the Gold Medal to Ellen Preis.

Judy Guinness was the daughter of the engineer, banker and politician Henry Seymour Guinness from the Irish brewing family. In 1934 she married the racing driver and son of an entrepreneur, Clifton Penn-Hughes. After he died in July 1939 in a plane crash in Folkestone, Guinness married John Henning in 1942.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Judy Guinness
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Judy Penn-Hughes
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6 p2 r3/4

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