Nellie Halstead

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Nellie Halstead
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Women's World Games
Bronze medal – third place 1930 Prague 200 metres
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles 4x100 metre relay
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1934 London 3×110/220 yd
Silver medal – second place 1934 London 4×110/220 yd
Bronze medal – third place 1934 London 220 yd

Nellie Halstead (19 September 1910–November 1991) was an English track and field athlete who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[1] She was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire and died in Bury. She was a member of Bury Athletic Club and Radcliffe Athletic Club.

She competed for Great Britain as one of Britain's first women track Olympians in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, where in the 4×100 metres she won the bronze medal with her team mates Eileen Hiscock, Gwendoline Porter and Violet Webb (replacing the injured Ethel Johnson.

At the 1934 Empire Games she was a member of the English relay team which won the gold medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay event and the silver medal in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay competition (with Eileen Hiscock, Halstead, Ethel Johnson and Ivy Walker).[2] In the 220 yards she won the bronze medal.

According to historian Jean Williams, Halstead also played as a centre forward for the Dick, Kerr's Ladies football team.[1][3][4]

She also competed in the 1.9-mile women's race before the International Cross Country Championships, winning the title for England.[5]


  1. ^ a b Nellie Halstead, Sports Reference LLC, retrieved 14 August 2012 
  2. ^ Commonwealth Games results Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. CWG. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ Jean Williams (2007). A beautiful game: international perspectives on women's football. Berg. p. 78. ISBN 1-84520-674-6. Retrieved 2011-09-28. Nellie Halstead, who later played centre forward for Dick, Kerr, won bronze in the 1936 Olympic games. 
  4. ^ Nellie Halstead, Radcliffe AC, archived from the original on 14 February 2015, retrieved 14 August 2012 
  5. ^ International Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-04-03.