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Eileen Hiscock

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameEileen May•Hiscock (-Wilson)
Used nameEileen•Hiscock
Born25 August 1909 in Blackheath, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died3 September 1958 in Hackney, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements167 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsLondon Olympiades, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Eileen Hiscock won a bronze medal at Los Angeles in 1932 and a silver medal in Berlin in 1936, both in the 4×100 relay. A shop assistant at the time of the 1932 Games, she was captain of the British women’s team. In 1930 she was also a member of the second placed relay team at the Women’s World Games. At the 1934 World Games at the White City she won individual bronze medals over both sprint distances. She also had the honour of taking the Oath of Allegiance on behalf of the athletes. In the same year she took three gold medals (100 y, 220 y, 3×110/220 y) and one silver medal (4×110/220 y) at the British Empire Games in London. At home Hiscock managed sprint doubles at the 1933 and 1935 WAAA Championships and was the 100 yards/metres champion in 1930 and 1934 and the 60 metres indoor champion in 1936. She married John Wilson shortly after the Berlin Olympics. After the 1932 Olympics she became a Civil Servant working in the Foreign Office and won many Civil Service Sports title.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.9 (1935).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Eileen Hiscock
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Eileen Hiscock
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 4 h1 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver

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