Dorothy Hyman

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Dorothy Hyman
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver 1960 Rome 100 metres
Bronze 1960 Rome 200 metres
Bronze 1964 Tokyo 4 x 100 m relay
European Championships
Gold Belgrade 1962 100 m
Silver Stockholm 1958 4 x 100 m relay
Silver Belgrade 1962 200 m
Bronze Belgrade 1962 4 x 100 m relay
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold Cardiff 1958 4 x 110 yd relay
Gold Perth 1962 100 yd
Gold Perth 1962 220 yd
Silver Perth 1962 4 x 110 yd relay

Dorothy Hyman (born 9 May 1941 in Cudworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is a British sprint athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres.

She competed for Great Britain in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 100 metres, where she won the Silver medal. She followed this up by winning the bronze medal in the 200 metres.

Four years later in Tokyo, Japan in the 1964 Games she helped the Great Britain team pick up a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay with team mates Janet Simpson, Mary Rand and Daphne Arden.

She also won individual 100 m gold and 200 m silver at the 1962 European Championships in Belgrade and, representing England, completed the 100 yd/220 yd sprint double at the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

Winner of the 1963 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, she has a stadium in her home village in Cudworth, Barnsley, named in her honour.

In 2011, she was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.


Preceded by
Anita Lonsbrough
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Mary Rand