Dorothy Hyman

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Dorothy Hyman (born May 9, 1941 in Cudworth , South Yorkshire ) is a former British sprinter .

She won her first medal at international championships at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958 , where she set a world record in the 4-by-100-yard relay with the English team in the final . In the same year she won gold in the 4 x 100 meter relay with the British relay at the European Championships in Stockholm .

At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome , she won the silver medal in the 100-meter run behind the American Wilma Rudolph and ahead of the Italian Giuseppina Leone, and in the 200-meter run, the bronze medal behind Wilma Rudolph and the German Jutta Heine .

In 1964 she won the bronze medal in the 4-by-100-meter relay at the Tokyo Olympics , along with her teammates Janet Simpson , Mary Rand and Daphne Arden . She reached 8th place over 100 meters.

At the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth in 1962 , she won gold over 100 yards in front of New Zealander Doreen Porter and Australian Brenda Cox and also gold over 220 yards in front of Australians Joyce Bennett and Margaret Burvill .

Another three medals followed in the same year at the European Championships in Belgrade : gold over 100 meters, silver over 200 meters and bronze with the 4 x 100 meter relay.

In 1963 she was voted British Sportsman of the Year .

Injuries plagued her the following year. She had her last international appearance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo .

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