Eileen Hiscock

Eileen May Hiscock, later Wilson, (25 August 1909 – 3 September 1958) was an English track and field athlete who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was born in Blackheath, London.

Eileen Hiscock
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin 4×100 metre relay
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles 4×100 metre relay
Women's World Games
Silver medal – second place 1930 Prague 4×100 metre relay
Bronze medal – third place 1934 London 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1934 London 200 m
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1934 London 100 yd
Gold medal – first place 1934 London 220 yd
Gold medal – first place 1934 London 3×110/220 yd
Silver medal – second place 1934 London 4×110/220 yd

At the 1930 Women's World Games in Prague she was a member, along with Ethel Scott, Ivy Walker and Daisy Ridgley, of the British 4×100 metre relay team which won the silver medal.[1] In the 1934 World Women's Games, she won the bronze medals in the 100 metres and 200 metres contests.[2]

In 1932, she was one of five women entered by the Women's Amateur Athletic Association at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics as Britain's first female Olympians in athletics events, together with Ethel Johnson, Gwendoline Porter, Nellie Halstead, and seventeen-year-old Violet Webb. They sailed for five days from Southampton to Quebec and then travelled a further 3000 miles by train before arriving in Los Angeles.[3] In the 4 x 100 metres women's relay she won the bronze medal with her team mates Gwendoline Porter, Violet Webb (replacing the injured Johnson) and Nellie Halstead. In the women's 100 metres she came 5th.

At the 1934 Empire Games she won the gold medal in the 100 yards competition as well as in the 220 yards contest. She also was a member of the English relay team which won the gold medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay contest and the silver medal in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay competition (with Hiscock, Nellie Halstead, Ethel Johnson and Ivy Walker).[4]

In the 1936 Summer Olympics she won the silver medal with her team mates Violet Olney, Audrey Brown and Barbara Burke in the 4×100 metre relay event. In the 100 metre event she was eliminated in the semi-finals.

She married John H Wilson in 1936.

ReferencesEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Eileen Hiscock". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  1. ^ Eric L. Cowe, Early women's athletics: statistics and history (Bingley: c1999), pp. 112-13.
  2. ^ British medallists in FSFI Women's World Games
  3. ^ Watman, Mel. "Women athletes between the world wars". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/103699. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Commonwealth Games results Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. CWG. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

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