June Foulds

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June Foulds
June Foulds 1952.jpg
Foulds and Paul in 1952
Personal information
Born13 June 1934 (1934-06-13) (age 84)
Shepherd's Bush, England[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubSpartan Ladies
L.A.C., London
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 11.6 (1956)
200 m – 23.7 (1956)[1][2]

June Florence Foulds (born 13 June 1934) is a retired British track and field sprint runner. She became June Paul upon marrying British Olympic fencer Raymond Paul.[3] Their son Steven Paul also became an Olympic fencer.[1] She was the second wife of singer Ronnie Carroll, with whom she owned an unsuccessful club in Grenada in the 1970s. They later divorced.[4]

Foulds competed in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a bronze and a silver medal in the relay. Her best individual result was fifth place in the 200 m in 1956. At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games she won a gold medal in the 4×110 yd relay in a World Record time along side Dorothy Hyman, Madeleine Weston, and Heather Armitage and placed fourth in the 220 yards and fifth in the 100 yards.[1]

She appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 17 November 1958.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d June Foulds-Paul. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ June Paul (née Foulds). trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "June Paul". British Athletics. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11535496/Ronnie-Carroll-singer-and-Eurovisionary-obituary.html
  5. ^ "Desert Island Discs – Castaway : June Paul". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 24 July 2014.