Sheila Sherwood

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Club:Sheffield United Harriers
Gender:Female
Age Group:V70
County:Yorkshire
Region:Yorkshire
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Unknown
Previous Lead:Robbie Brightwell1970-1970

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A senior international from the age of sixteen Sheila went on to compete in three Olympics and four Commonwealth games and indeed made every major championship from 1962 to 1974. In 1968 she got married, succeeded Mary Rand as Britain’s number one and won Olympic silver. The day following her Mexico success husband John won 400 Hurdles bronze and their careers where remarkably similar. Sheila had won Commonwealth silver at the age of twenty however she was into her seventh year as an International before she really attained world class. Awarded the MBE in 1975.

Best known performances
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LJ6.736.21LJ6.41/6.52w6.696.736.476.686.426.306.27/6.29w6.18

Performances Submit
1962 1964 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1974

1974 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.217Christchurch, NZLBritish Commonwealth Games31 Jan 74
1972 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.52w3.81EdinburghScottish Championships24 Jun 72
LJ6.41-0.29Munich, GEROlympic Games31 Aug 72
LJ6.330.69QMunich, GEROlympic Games31 Aug 72
1971 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.691Prague, CZE-30 Jun 71
LJ6.642.01Crystal PalaceGreat Britain v West Germany28 Aug 71
LJ6.621.24Helsinki, FINEuropean Championships14 Aug 71
LJ6.56w2EdinburghBritish International Games12 Jun 71
LJ6.521Crystal PalaceWAAA Championships17 Jul 71
LJ6.41QHelsinki, FINEuropean Championships13 Aug 71
1970 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.730.61EdinburghBritish Commonwealth Games23 Jul 70
LJ6.671East Berlin, GDREuro Cup Semi Final2 Aug 70
LJ6.42w5.21EdinburghBritish International Games13 Jun 70
1969 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.471Brno, CZEGreat Britain v Czechoslovakia6 Jul 69
LJ6.462Stuttgart, GEREurope v West Germany31 Jul 69
LJ6.1510Athens, GREEuropean Championships19 Sep 69
1968 SEN Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.68A2Mexico City, MEXOlympic Games14 Oct 68
LJ6.591White City-2 Sep 68
LJ6.432White City-3 Aug 68
LJ6.432Oslo, NOR-28 Aug 68
LJ6.421Crystal PalaceWAAA Championships20 Jul 68
LJ6.42AQMexico City, MEXOlympic Games13 Oct 68
1967 U23 Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.421Liverpool-1 Jul 67
LJ6.321Tokyo, JPNSummer Universiade (World Student Games)3 Sep 67
1966 U23 Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.30-0.62Kingston, JAMBritish Empire & Commonwealth Games13 Aug 66
LJ6.307Budapest, HUNEuropean Championships3 Sep 66
1964 U20 Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
100y10.82Sheffield-19 May 64
10011.85Munster, GER-13 Jun 64
LJ6.29w2.33London (WC)WAAA Championships4 Jul 64
LJ6.271.12London (WC)Invitational Meeting3 Aug 64
LJ6.24w1HendonEnglish Schools Championships17 Jul 64
LJ6.041.713Tokyo, JPNOlympic Games14 Oct 64
LJ6.041.18qTokyo, JPNOlympic Games14 Oct 64
1962 U17 Sheffield United Harriers
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ6.181.42White CityGreat Britain v Poland4 Aug 62
LJ5.90i3WembleyvFRG6 Apr 62
LJ5.875Perth, AUSBritish Empire & Commonwealth Games1 Dec 62
LJ5.7512Belgrade, YUGEuropean Championships15 Sep 62
Total Performances: 37
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UK Rankings
EventAGYearRank
LJiU17AT16
LJU23AT20
LJU17AT13
LJALLAT14
LJU20AT25