1912 – 2009

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2010




Eva Dawes won bronze medal at the 1932 Olympics in the High Jump. Born and raised in Toronto (1912-2009), Dawes was a pre-eminent High jumper in the 1920`s and 1930`s. She was an erstwhile rival of Ethel Catherwood (inducted last year), winning the Canadian title in 1926, and qualifying for the 1928 Olympic team, but was deemed too young to travel. She won consecutive National titles from 1932-25, and won a bronze medal (1m60) at the 1932 Olympics and a silver medal at the 1934 British Empire games. She was a favourite for the 1936 Olympics (Berlin), but boycotted them because of the Nazi regime, instead planning to compete at the alternative Games in Barcelona – which were cancelled at the last minute due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil war. She married and moved to England in 1937.