September 1, 1910|
|Died||March 9, 1989
|Event(s)||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||1932 Summer Olympics|
Competing in the 1932 Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the 4×100 metre relay and a silver medal in the 100 metre losing to Stanisława Walasiewicz. In 1972, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
When Walasiewicz was shot to death in 1980 during a store robbery, it was discovered that Walasiewicz was a hermaphrodite. Many subsequently argued that the gold medal should be given to Strike.
At the 1934 Empire Games she won the silver medal in the 100 yards event. She also was a member of the Canadian relay team which won the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition.
1932 'injustice' never corrected: A Canadian Olympic sprinter lost the gold to a woman, who later turned out to be a man. David Reevely reports.; [Final Edition] David Reevely. The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ont.: Feb 17, 2002. pg. A.3
Sisson never demanded gold medal; The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ont.: Mar 11, 1989. pg. F.5
- "Hilda Strike". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04.
- Histori.ca profile
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