WOMEN’S GOLD MEDAL 4x100m RELAY TEAM – 1928 OLYMPICS

Category: Athletes

Year of Induction: 2009

Honours:

All 4 women based in Toronto. A quartet of the “Matchless Six”, along with Catherwood (see above) and Jenny Thompson, who dominated the 1928 Olympics (Amsterdam), the first Games to allow women to participate.

Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld

Year of Birth: 1903 – 1969

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2009

Honours:

Born in Russia, moved to Barrie, Ont., then Toronto as a teenager. She set a 10yd WR (11.0) in 1925. Won 100m Silver medal (12.3) at these Olympics as well. Named “Best Canadian female athlete of the half-century” in 1950. Coached women’s Track team at 1934 BE Games.

Ethel May Smith

1907 – 1979

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2009

Honours:

Born and raised in Toronto. She won 100m Bronze medal (12.3) at these Olympics as well.

Florene Isabel “Jane” Bell

1910 – 1998

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2009

Honours:

Born and raised in Toronto. Was Canadian champion in 50m hurdles.

Myrtle Alice Cook

1902 – 1985

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2009

Honours:

Born and raised in Toronto, she later moved to Montreal (1929). She helped start the Toronto ladies A.C. She set the 100m WR (12.0) at the 1928 Trials. In the Olympic 100m final she was DQ’d (false start). Later coached and managed National teams (BEG and OG) from 1932- 1972 out of Quebec.