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Dorothy Shirley

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameDorothy Ada•Shirley (-Emerson)
Used nameDorothy•Shirley
Born15 May 1939 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Measurements164 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsSalford Harriers, Salford (GBR) / Spartan Ladies, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Dorothy Shirley had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1960 Olympics High Jump; 2nd in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games High Jump. She also finished fourth in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games high jump, seventh in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games high jump, and sixth in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games high jump. In the British (Empire and) Commonwealth Games she competed for England.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.74 (1969).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Dorothy Shirley
High Jump, Women (Olympic) =2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Dorothy Shirley
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 20 r1/2

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