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Edna Hughes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameEdna Tildesley•Hughes (-Redwood)
Used nameEdna•Hughes
Born1 August 1916 in Walsall, West Midlands, England (GBR)
Died17 November 1990 in Borth, Ceredigion, Wales (GBR)
Measurements160 cm
AffiliationsWalsall Swimming and Water Polo Club, Walsall (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Edna Hughes won a bronze medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She competed at the British Empire Games in both 1934 and 1938, winning a silver in the 3x110 yard medley relay in 1934 and a bronze that year in the 4x110 yard freestyle relay. In 1938 she added another bronze medal in the 4x100 free relay. She also competed in the 110 yard freestyle in both 1934 and 1938, finishing fifth in 1934. She competed for England at the British Empire Games. Hughes also won bronze in the 4x100 metre free relay at the 1934 European Championships.

Hughes turned professional in March 1939 when she was appointed coach and instructress to the women’s section at the Walsall Swimming Club. In May that same year she secretly married Walsall FC footballer Douglas Redwood, a former Welsh youth international.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Edna Hughes
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Edna Hughes
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 6

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