8 September 1947 |
Greenwich, London, UK
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Club||Beckenham Ladies Swimming Club|
Raised in Sydenham, Ludgrove won individual gold medals at 110 yards backstroke and 220 yards backstroke at both the 1962 and 1966 Commonwealth Games. As part of the English team she won silver in the 1962 4×110 yards medley relay and gold in the 1966 relay.
She competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in the 4×100 m medley relay and the 100 m backstroke and finished fifth and sixth, respectively. She won three medals at the 1962 and 1966 European Championships.
She finished third in the 1962 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. She held seven world records. She retired from swimming in 1967.
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