Marjorie Clark

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Marjorie Clark
Marjorie Clark 1928.jpg
Marjorie Clark, 1928 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality South African
Born (1909-11-06)6 November 1909
Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died 15 June 1993(1993-06-15) (aged 83)
Sport
Sport Sprint

Marjorie Rees Clark (later Smith, 6 November 1909 – 15 June 1993) was a South African former track and field athlete, who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics. She was born in Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal[1] and competed for the Albion Ladies Athletic Club.[1]

In 1928 Clark finished fifth in the Olympic high jump event. She also participated in the 100 m competition, but was eliminated in the semi-finals. Four years later she won the bronze medal in the 80 m hurdles contest at the 1932 Olympics. In the 1932 high jump event she finished fifth again and in the 100 m competition, but was eliminated in the first round.

At the 1934 British Empire Games she won the gold medal in the 80 m hurdles contest as well as in the high jump event. As a member of the South African relay team she finished fourth in the 110-220-110 yards competition. In the 100 yards contest and in the 220 yards event she was eliminated in the first round.

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