In 1964 she was seventh over 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics . In the 4 x 100 meter relay , she won the bronze medal with the British quartet in the cast Simpson, Mary Rand , Daphne Arden and Dorothy Hyman .
At the European Championships in Athens in 1969 , she was seventh over 400 meters. In the 4 x 400 meter relay , which was held for the first time , she set a world record with Rosemary Stirling , Pat Lowe and Lillian Board with 3: 30.8 minutes.
In 1972 she retired from the Olympic Games in Munich over 400 meters in the lead. In the 4 x 400 meter relay, she finished fifth with the British relay.
In 1965 and 1966 she was English champion over 220 yards.
Her mother Violet Webb had won an Olympic bronze medal in the 1932 relay. Janet Simpson was married to the Swiss sprinter Philippe Clerc . The later divorced marriage resulted in a son and a daughter.
- Janet Simpson: international athlete , Times obituary , March 29, 2010
- Entry into the Hall of Fame for UK Athletics
- Janet Simpson on sporting-heroes.net
- Janet Simpson in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Simpson, Janet Mary|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British sprinter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 2, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Barnet, London Borough of Barnet|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 14, 2010|