Mildred Richardson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFannie Mildred•Richardson (Allingham-)
Used nameMildred•Richardson
Born19 July 1893 in Paddington, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died29 June 1987 in Westminster, Greater London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Mildred Richardson played a large part in the development of figure skating for decades. Originally a talented singer, she gave that up after getting involved with skating at the Prince’s Club in Knightsbridge. Having won many pairs competitions, Mildred eventually married her partner Tyke Richardson in 1915. They resumed their careers after the War and after finishing second in the British Championship in 1923, were chosen for the pairs event at the Olympics the following year. Whilst she did not compete, Mildred was captain of the Great Britain figure skating team for the 1936 Winter Olympics. Her husband wrote internationally famous books on skating, and was also the skating correspondent for The Times, while Mildred became the skating and winter sports correspondent for The Observer after World War II


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GBR Mildred Richardson
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Tyke Richardson 8

Olympic family relations