Lorna Boothe

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Lorna Boothe
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton 100 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane 100 m hurdles

Lorna Boothe (born 5 December 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Commonwealth Games gold and silver medal-winning English 100 metres hurdler who was formerly the British record holder in the event. She went on to become a senior athletics administrator.

She competed in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal and 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow and was the gold medalist in the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth games in 1978 and the silver medallist in the event in 1982. She went on to become the athletics GB team manager for 9 years and was the Senior Team Manager for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She has worked for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was involved in setting up the IAAF Academy and World Class Coaches Club and the lottery funded World Class Performance Programme. She is a member of English Sports Council Racial Equality Advisory Group and helped set up the Sporting Equals programme with the Commission for Racial Equality. She coaches hurdlers and sprinters at junior level and is on the Board of the Olympians Committee UK. [1][2][3]

Her son Tremayne Gilling is a sprinter with a personal best time of 10.25 seconds over 100 metres.[4]


  1. ^ Athlete profile. Retrieved 23 June 2013
  2. ^ Lorne Boothe at Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013
  3. ^ England athletics. Retrieved 23 June 2013
  4. ^ Young Sprinter in fast lane Wimbledon Guardian. Retrieved 23 June 2013