Gwendoline Porter

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Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Bronze 1932 Los Angeles 4x100 metre relay

Gwendoline Alice Porter (born West Ham, 25 April 1902, date of death unknown) was a British athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. She worked in the head office of an insurance company.

In 1932, she was one of five women entered by the Women's Amateur Athletic Association at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics as Britain's first female Olympians in athletics events, together with Ethel Johnson, Eileen Hiscock, Nellie Halstead, and seventeen-year-old Violet Webb. They sailed for five days from Southampton to Quebec and then travelled a further 3000 miles by train before arriving in Los Angeles. [1] In the 4 x 100 metres women's relay she won the bronze medal with her team mates Eileen Hiscock, Violet Webb (replacing the injured Johnson) and Nellie Halstead. In the women's 100 metres she came 4th in her heat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women athletes between the world wars". Oxford DNB. Retrieved 26 October 2013.