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Marjorie Clark

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMarjorie Rees•Clark (-Smith)
Used nameMarjorie•Clark
Born6 November 1909 in Bulwer (RSA)
Died15 June 1993 in Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
Measurements172 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsAlbion Ladies Athletic Club
NOC South Africa

Biography

At the 1928 Olympics Marjorie Clark was fifth in the high jump and was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 m race. In Los Angeles she was eliminated in the heats of the 100 metres and again placed fifth in the high jump. She set the 80 metre hurdles world record in 1930 and 1931 although it was broken in the 1932 Olympic final. In 1934 Clark won both the 80 m hurdles and the high jump at the British Empire Games.

Personal Bests: 100 – 12.5 (1932); 80H – 11.8 (1931); HJ – 1.606 (1934).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics RSA Marjorie Clark
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 6 h1 r2/3
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 5
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics RSA Marjorie Clark
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/3
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 5

Special Notes