Ethel Smith (athlete)

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Ethel Smith
Ethel Smith Fanny Rosenfeld 1928 Olympics-2.jpg
Ethel Smith at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Ethel May Smith
Born July 5, 1907
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died December 31, 1979 (aged 72)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Running
Club Parkdale Ladies' Athletic Club, Toronto

Ethel May Smith (July 5, 1907 – December 31, 1979) was a sprinter from Canada who won a bronze medal in the 100 m at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the same games she helped the Canadian national team win the 4 × 100 m relay.

Smith was born into a poor family and quit school in the eighth grade to work at the Toronto's Garment District. She won the 220 yards at the national championships in 1927 and the 60 yards at the Ontario Championships in 1929. The same year she retired from competitions.[1]


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