Violet Olney

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Violet Olney
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin 4x100 metre relay

Violet Rose Olney (later Parish; 22 May 1911 – January 1999) was an English athlete from Southwark, London,[1] who mainly competed in the 100 metres.

She competed for Great Britain at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany where she won the silver medal in the women's 4 x 100 metres with her team mates Eileen Hiscock, Audrey Brown and Barbara Burke.


  1. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: Violet R Olney; Apr-May-Jun quarter 1911; District: Southwark; Volume: 1d; Page: 54