Joy Grieveson

Elizabeth Joyce "Joy" Grieveson (born 31 October 1941) from Darlington, United Kingdom, is a retired track and field athlete.

Joy Grieveson
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Women’s Athletics
European Championships
Silver medal – second place Belgrade 1962 400 metres

Athletics careerEdit

She won the silver medal in the women's 400 metres at the 1962 European Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, having taken a week's leave from work to compete.[1] She came in behind Maria Itkina of the Soviet Union, and ahead of Tilly van der Made of the Netherlands.[2]

She represented England in the 220 and 880 yards, at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.[3][4]

She also represented Great Britain in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and was one of the favourites, but a hamstring injury hampered her chances and she only reached the semi-final. She retired from athletics after her second Commonwealth Games where she competed in the 440 yards at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.

Personal lifeEdit

She married Darlington F.C. footballer Stan Watson.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gap in the Wall filled at last". The Northern Echo. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. ^ "European Championships (Women)". Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "1962 Athletes". Team England.