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Annie Speirs

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnnie Coupe•Speirs (-Coombe)
Used nameAnnie•Speirs
Born14 July 1889 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
Died26 October 1926 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Annie Speirs was one of the pioneering British female swimmers who represented their country for the first time at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The day after celebrating her 23rd birthday, Speirs of the Liverpool Ladies SC, won a gold medal in the relay in world record time. She also finished fifth in the individual 100 metres freestyle. Annie married Charles Coombe in 1922 but died in her native Liverpool in 1926 aged 37, and just three years after giving birth to her only son, Charles, Junior.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Annie Speirs
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1912 Summer Olympics 15 July 1912 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Final Standings 5:52.8 WR 1

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