Evelyne Hall

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEvelyne Ruth•Hall (Davidson-, -Adams, -Butler)
Used nameEvelyne•Hall
Born10 September 1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
Died20 April 1993 in Oceanside, California (USA)
Measurements167 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsIllinois Women's AC, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


After leading the great Babe Didrikson over the final barrier in the 80 meter hurdles at the 1932 Olympics, Evelyne Hall lost out on the run-in, but she was given the same time as the winner and shared the new world record of 11.7. She won only one AAU individual title outdoors (1930), but she was on the winning relay team three times (1931-33) and in 1932 the foursome from the Illinois Women’s AC equalled the world record of 49.4 for the 440y relay. Indoors, Evelyn Hall won the AAU hurdles in 1931, 1933, and 1935, and in 1936 she placed fourth at the Final Trials to narrowly miss making the Olympic team for a second time. After her competitive retirement, Evie Hall (and later as Evie Adams) stayed intimately involved in the sport. She was a coach and physical education instructor, coaching the first U.S. women’s team at the 1951 Pan-American Games, and serving as chairman for U.S. Olympic women’s track & field for several years. She also worked as a supervisor of the Glendale (California) parks and recreation department and served as president of the Southern Cal chapter of the U.S. Olympians.

Personal Bests: 80H – 11.7 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Evelyne Hall
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver