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Gwen Porter

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGwendoline Alice "Gwen"•Porter
Used nameGwen•Porter
Born25 April 1902 in Ilford, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died29 August 1993 in Battle, East Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLondon Olympiades, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Gwen Porter qualified for the 1932 Olympics after beating Nellie Halstead in an Olympic 100 yards trial event at Belvedere five weeks before the Games. At Los Angeles, the bronze medal she won in the 4×100 metre relay with Eileen Hiscock, Violet Webb and Nellie Halstead, was the highlight of her sporting career. In the individual 100 metres, she was eliminated in the first round after finishing fourth in a tough heat won by the German Marie Dollinger who equalled the Olympic record. Porter worked in the head office of North British & Mercantile insurance company, and regularly competed in the company’s annual sports day at Crystal Palace, often winning the Wakefield Cup, given for the outstanding individual female performance of the competition.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.4 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Gwen Porter
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 4 h1 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze