Averil Williams

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAveril Muriel•Williams
Used nameAveril•Williams
Born19 March 1935 in ?, Essex (GBR)
Died16 December 2019
Measurements171 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsLozells Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Averil Williams was a Welsh javelin and discus thrower who competed at the 1960 Roma Olympics in the javelin throw. She competed at the 1958 and 1970 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal in the javelin in 1958. She competed for England in 1958 and for Wales in 1970. Williams was WAAA champion in 1957-58 and was Welsh Champion in the javelin in 1962 and 1970-71. She set three British records in the javelin in 1958 and later set six Welsh records with the spear, from 1962 to 1970. She was capped 27 times and competed at Masters’ events into the 1990s. Williams was later a team manager, coach, official, and administrator for the Welsh Women’s AAA.

Personal Best: JT – 49.51 (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Averil Williams
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 19 r1/2

Special Notes


Date of birth is uncertain. Commonwealth Games data also has a DOB of 14 March 1935, but multiple sources confirm the DOB listed above.