Doris Blake

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDoris Enid•Blake
Used nameDoris•Blake
Born2 November 1911 in Edmonton, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died12 July 1983 in Enfield, Greater London, England (GBR)
Affiliations?, London (GBR) / London GC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Originally, Great Britain was not sending a gymnastics team to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. However, just five weeks before the scheduled start of the competition, they decided to send a women’s team and hastily arranged trials at Stamford Hill, London. One of the eight women selected was Londoner Doris Blake. It was a daunting task for her and her teammates whose routine was disrupted by an unruly crowd dissenting at, amongst others, some poor judging decisions. Great Britain finished last of eight, while Blake was the fourth highest scoring Briton.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Doris Blake
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 8