Irene Robertson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIrene Rose•Robertson
Used nameIrene•Robertson
Born10 November 1931 in Batavia, New York (USA)
Died28 October 1994 in Orange, California (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsSpartan Women's Athletic Club, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Irene Robertson was a sprinter/hurdler who competed in two Olympic Games, but failed to make a final in the high hurdles in either 1956 or 1960. She was the AAU 400 metre champion in 1960, and competed in 1960 for the US in a dual meet against Greece. Robertson attended El Camino Junior College and the University of Hawai’i, and represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Although born in Batavia, New York, Robertson was raised in London, England.

Personal Best: 80mH – 11.1 (1960).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Irene Robertson
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 6 h3 r1/3
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Irene Robertson
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/3