Dorothy Greenhough-Smith

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Dorothy Greenhough-Smith
Personal information
Country represented United Kingdom
Born(1882-09-27)27 September 1882
Died9 May 1965(1965-05-09) (aged 82)
Olympic medal record
Ladies Figure skating
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Ladies' singles

Dorothy Greenhough-Smith (27 September 1882 – 9 May 1965) was a British figure skater.

She was born Dorothy Vernon Muddock in Stokesley, North Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of writer James Edward Preston Muddock, and married publisher/editor Herbert Greenhough Smith[1] in 1900.

Greenhough-Smith won the bronze medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics, the first Olympics where figure skating was contested. She was the 1912 World silver medalist, which was the first silver medal in ladies skating for Great Britain (Madge Syers having won the silver in men's singles). She never competed at the European Figure Skating Championships because the ladies event was not added to the program until 1930.

Away from the ice, she also played tennis; she entered the 1914 Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first round.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1906 1908 1911 1912
Summer Olympic Games 3rd
World Championships 5th 2nd
British Championships 1st 1st


  1. ^ his Times obituary mentions her skating prowess
  • Skatabase
  • Database Olympics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dorothy Greenhough-Smith". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.