Do you remember Dorothy Hyman?

Probably the UK’s best ever sprinter came from Cudworth (pronounced Cuduth) South Yorkshire.

She was born 9 May 1941 and competed mainly in the 100 metres.

She ran for Great Britain in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 100 metres, and  won the Silver medal. She also won the bronze medal in the 200 metres.

Four years later in Tokyo, Japan in the 1964 Games she helped the Great Britain team pick up a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay with team mates Janet Simpson, Mary Rand and Daphne Arden.

She also won individual 100 m Gold and 200 m Silver at the 1962 European Championships in Belgrade and, representing England, completed the 100 m/200 m sprint double at the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

Arguably Britain’s best ever female sprinter, she has a stadium in her home village in Cudworth, Barnsley, named in her honour.

Do I remember Dorothy?

Cudworth is a few miles from where I was born and grew up. Good gracious me she was the best woman athlete there ever has been. A legend. 

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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