Triny Bourkel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCatherine "Triny"•Bourkel (-Hommel)
Used nameTriny•Bourkel
Born16 April 1927 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LUX)
Died21 February 2019 in Dudelange, Luxembourg (LUX)
Measurements170 cm / 60 kg
NOC Luxembourg


Triny Bourkel had a brief international career in track and field athletics after World War II. She finished sixth in the high jump at the 1946 European Championships and set a national record of 1.57 metres that stood for 24 years, until it was broken in 1980. At the 1948 London Olympics, she was joint-14th in the high jump (alongside France’s Anne-Marie Colchen and Emma Reed of the United States) among 19 participants. In addition to the high jump, she was also active in sprinting, the long jump, and the discus. Following her retirement from active competition, she worked as a coach.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.57 (1946).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics LUX Triny Bourkel
High Jump, Women (Olympic) =14