Edna Gross

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdna•Gross (Earl-)
Used nameEdna•Gross
Born12 December 1910 in Tottenham, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died18 September 1999 in Chingford, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsNorthampton Institute, Islington (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Originally, Great Britain was not sending a gymnastics team to the 1936 Berlin Olympics but 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. When she set off for Germany, Edna Gross had been married a little over a year and was upset at the prospect of leaving her new husband, but that changed after meeting up with her teammates. Unfortunately, it would not be a happy outcome for Gross and her colleagues, as they finished last of eight teams, and Gross was the lowest scoring member of the British squad. The team’s job was not helped by an unruly crowd, dissenting at some poor judging decisions.


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