Adriana Millard

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameAdriana•Millard Pacheco (-Fuentes)
Used nameAdriana•Millard
Born13 May 1926 in Santiago (CHI)
Measurements176 cm / 65 kg
NOC Chile


Adriana Millard first became interested in athletics after attending an event as a spectator. Soon, she would become one of Chile’s best-known female competitors in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She participated in her first Olympic Games at London in 1948 where she was on the 4 × 100 metres team, though they did not advance to the final.

At the 1951 Pan-American Games in Buenos Aires, the Chilean 4×100 metres team of Millard, along with Betty Kretschmer and Eliana Gaete and Hildegard Kreft finished in second place and won a silver medal. There, Millard also competed in the 100 metres event, finishing fifth. Millard appeared at her second Olympic games at Helsinki in 1952, this time competing in the 200 metres and long jump events, setting personal records in both. She later married, had three children, and was a physical education coach and teacher at Colegio Universitario El Salvador in Ñuñoa, Santiago.

Personal Bests: 100 – 12.2 (1952); 200 – 25.58 (1952); LJ – 5.59 (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics CHI Adriana Millard
200 metres, Women (Olympic) DNS
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Chile 3 h2 r1/2
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics CHI Adriana Millard
100 metres, Women (Olympic) DNS
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 4 h4 r1/3
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 13

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1952 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CHI Adriana Millard

Special Notes