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Violet Webb

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameViolet Blanche•Webb (-Simpson)
Used nameViolet•Webb
Born3 February 1915 in Willesden, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died27 May 1999 in Northwood, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements173 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsLadies Polytechnic Club
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Violet Webb went to Los Angeles to compete in the 80 m hurdles, in which she set five British national records during her career. But due to an injury to Ethel Johnson she also ran as a substitute in the 4x100 relay, winning the bronze medal with her teammates Eileen Hiscock, Gwen Porter and Nellie Halstead. Two years later she won a bronze medal for England in the long jump at the 1934 British Empire Games in London and another bronze medal in the 80 metre hurdles at the 1934 Women’s World Games. She worked as a saleswoman. In 1937 she married and finished her athletic career at only 21-years-old.

Personal Best: 80H – 11.7 (1936).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Violet Webb
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Violet Webb
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Great Britain DNS

Olympic family relations

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