Joy Grieveson

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Joy Grieveson
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Women’s Athletics
European Championships
Silver medal – second place Belgrade 1962 400 metres

Elizabeth Joyce "Joy" Grieveson (born 31 October 1941) from Darlington, United Kingdom, is a retired track and field athlete.

She won the silver medal in the women's 400 metres at the 1962 European Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, having taken a week's leave from work to compete.[1] She came in behind Maria Itkina of the Soviet Union, and ahead of Tilly van der Made of the Netherlands.[2]

She also represented Great Britain in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and was one of the favourites, but a hamstring injury hampered her chances and she only reached the semi-final. She retired from athletics after the 1966 Commonwealth Games, and married Darlington F.C. footballer Stan Watson.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gap in the Wall filled at last". The Northern Echo. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "European Championships (Women)". Retrieved 15 August 2011.