Sylvia Cheeseman
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Sylvia Cheeseman

Sylvia Cheeseman
Sylvia Cheeseman 1950.jpg
Cheeseman hammering her starting blocks into place at the 1950 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born19 May 1929 (1929-05-19) (age 90)
Richmond, London, UK
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubSpartan Ladies
Coached bySandy Duncan[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal 100 m - 12.0 (1954)
200 m - 24.4 (1949)[2]

Sylvia Cheeseman (later Disley; born 19 May 1929) is a retired English sprinter. Competing in relays, she won two medals at the 1950 British Empire Games and one at the 1952 Olympics. Individually she was eliminated in the 200 m heats at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.[2] She won the Amateur Athletic Association of England title in this event in 1946-1949 and 1951-1952, placing second in 1950.[1]

Cheeseman's mother was a concert pianist, her father was a bass player and a founding member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and her sister was an international model. In 1957 she married the Olympic runner John Disley; they had two daughters. After retiring from competitions, she worked as a freelance journalist in China and all around Europe.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Thurlow, David (March 2009). "Sylvia Cheeseman". Track Stats. NUTS. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b Kubatko, Justin. "Sylvia Cheeseman Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010.



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