Mary Frizzell

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Olympic medal record
Women's athletics

Competitor for Canada Canada

Silver 1932 Los Angeles 4x100 metre relay

Mary Frizzell (later Thomasson, January 27, 1913 – October 12, 1972) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

She was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia and died in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Frizzell competed for Canada in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, USA in the 4x100 metres where she won the silver medal with her team mates Mildred Fizzell, Lillian Palmer and Hilda Strike who had won the silver medal on the 100 metres. In the 100 metre event Frizzell was eliminated in the semi-finals

At the 1934 British Empire Games she finished fourth in the long jump competition.

She continued to support track and field by coaching, serving on the Amateur Women's Athletic Federation and acting as the Women's commandant for the 1954 British Empire Games (Commonwealth Games).

Mary lost a long fought battle with cancer in 1972 at the age of 59. She was survived by husband Gilbert Thomasson and her daughters Louise and Vonna.

In May 2007 Mary Frizzell (Thomasson) was inducted posthumously into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame as a Pioneer [1].

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