Pat Evans

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePatricia Bowen "Pat"•Evans (-Whitford)
Used namePat•Evans
Born1926 in Swansea, Swansea, Wales (GBR)
Died19 January 2020
AffiliationsSwansea YMCA, Swansea (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

When she won the 1947 women’s individual championship of Wales, Pat Evans was a member of the Sketty Olympic Gymnastic Club in Swansea. A fellow member of the club was Jack Whitford, who won the English open title that same year. Evans’ performance was witnessed by a 1948 Olympic talent scout, and the Swansea girl got called up to the British squad for the London Games. Two months after the Olympics, Evans and Whitford married at Sketty, and at Helsinki in 1952, like his wife, he became an Olympic gymnast.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Pat Evans
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 9

Olympic family relations