Winifred Griffin

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Winifred Griffin
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Birth name Winifred Clare Griffin
Born 17 November 1932
Spouse(s) Kerry Ashby

Winifred Clare "Winkie" Ashby (née Griffin, born 17 November 1932) is a former swimmer from New Zealand.

At the 1950 British Empire Games she won the silver medal as part of the women's 440-yard freestyle relay. Her teammates in the relay were Norma Bridson, Joan Hastings and Kristin Jacobi. In addition individually she placed 4th in the women's 440 yards freestyle and 6th in the 110 yards freestyle at the Games.

She competed in the 440 and 110 yards freestyle events again at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Her only Olympic Games appearance was in 1956 at Melbourne where she swam in the women's 100m and 400m freestyle events. In the heats she placed 7th in the 100-metre event and 5th over 400 metres.[1]


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