Shirley Webb

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Shirley Webb (born 28 September 1981) is a British former hammer thrower and performer in the Gladiators series.

She was born in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England and is the daughter of Andrew Webb, a Scottish international hammerthrower who competed at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. She attended The King's School, Tynemouth and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Mathematics.

Webb's own record of major championships includes Olympic Games (2004), World Championships, European Athletics Championships and two Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006) where she competed for Great Britain and Scotland respectively. In 2005, she won the European Cup for Great Britain.

Her personal best throw is 67.58 m (221 ft 812 in) which is the Scottish record, and places her second on the British outdoor all-time list, behind Lorraine Shaw.[1]

Webb is part of the new Gladiators TV show as Battleaxe.[2]

Webb became a patron of Meningitis UK after suffering from viral meningitis.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  Scotland
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 16th (q) 55.58 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 11th 59.81 m[3]
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 8th 61.07 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 41st (q) 61.60 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 23rd (q) 64.16 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th 59.31 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 34th (q) 60.30 m