1922 Women's World Games

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Women's World Games
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Paris, France
First event 1922
Lucie Bréard, winner of the 1000 metres event

The 1922 Women's World Games (French Jeux Olympiques Féminins, also "Women’s Olympic Games") were the first regular international Women's World Games, the tournament was held on a single day on August 20[1][2] at the Pershing Stadium in Paris.[3][4][5]

Events[edit]

The games were organized by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale under Alice Milliat[1][2][3][4][5] as a response to the IOC refusal to include women's events in the 1924 Olympic Games.

The games were attended by 77 participants from 5 nations:[2][3] Czechoslovakia, France (32 athletes), Great Britain, Switzerland and USA (13 athletes). Members of the American team were: Kathryn Agar, Florieda Batson, Maybelle Gilliland, Lucile Godbold, Esther Green, Ann Harwick, Frances Mead, Maud Rosenbaum, Camille Sabie, Janet Snow, Elizabeth Stine, Louise Voorhees and Nancy Voorhees.[3]

The athletes competed in 11 events:[2][3][6] running (60 metres, 100 yards, 300 metres, 1000 metres, 4 x 110 yards relay and hurdling 100 yards), high jump, long jump, standing long jump, javelin and shot put.

The tournament was opened with an olympic style ceremony. The games attended an audience of 20,000 spectators[1][4] and 18 world records[3] were set.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 m Marie Mejzlíková
 Czechoslovakia
7.6 Mary Lines
 United Kingdom
7.7 Nora Callebout
 United Kingdom
7.8
100 yds Nora Callebout
 United Kingdom
12.0 Marie Mejzlíková
 Czechoslovakia
? Mary Lines
 United Kingdom
?
300 m Mary Lines
 United Kingdom
44.8 Alice Cast
 Great Britain
? André Darreau
 France
?
1000 m Lucie Bréard
 France
3:12.0 Georgette Lenoir
 France
3:12.2 Phylis Hall
 Great Britain
?
100 yds hurdles Camille Sabie
 United States
14.4 Hilda Hatt
 United Kingdom
14.8 Geneviève Laloz
 France
15.0
4×110 yds relay  United Kingdom
Mary Lines
Nora Callebout
Daisy Leach
Muriel Porter
51.8  France 51.2  Czechoslovakia 52.8
High jump Hilda Hatt
 United Kingdom
Nancy Vorhees
 United States
1.46 m Not awarded Ivy Lowman
 Great Britain
1.42 m
Long jump Mary Lines
 United Kingdom
5.06 m Elizabeth Stine
 United States
5.025 m Camille Sabie
 United States
4.96 m
Standing long jump Camille Sabie
 United States
2.485 m Mary Hughes
 United Kingdom
2.405 m Henriette Comte-Anavoisard
 France
2.34 m
Two-handed shot put[nb] Lucile Godbold
 United States
20.22 m Violette Gourard-Morris
 France
19.85 m Maud Rosenbaum
 United States
17.37 m
Two-handed javelin throw[nb] Francesca Pianzola
  Switzerland
43.24 m Yvonne Gancel
 France
41.62 m Lucile Godbold
 United States
39.70 m
  • nb Each athlete in the shot put and javelin throw events threw using their right hand, then their left. Their final mark was the total of the best mark with their right-handed throw and the best mark with their left-handed throw.

Points table[edit]

Place Nation Points
1  United Kingdom 50
2  United States 31
3  France 29
4  Czechoslovakia 12
5   Switzerland 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kidd, Bruce (1994). "The Women's Olympic Games: Important Breakthrough Obscured By Time". CAAWS Action Bulletin (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity). Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Laurence Prudhomme-Poncet, "Histoire du football féminin au XXe siècle" L'Harmattan 2003, page 99, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f They set the mark Columbia College, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  4. ^ a b c Chronique de l'athlétisme féminin NordNet.fr, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  5. ^ a b Ana Miragaya, Lamartine DaCosta: Olympic entrepreneurs, page 105-106 Olympic Studies Centre, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  6. ^ FSFI Women's World Games GBR Athletics, Retrieved 10 December 2013

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