Elspeth Graham
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Sport
Country Great Britain
Event(s)100 metres
Medal record

Elspeth Hay, also known by her married name Elspeth Graham, (born 1929/30)[1] is a British former sprinter who won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1950 European Athletics Championships.

Career

Hay was scheduled to compete at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, but was injured in training prior to the event.[1] In 1950, she competed in the European Athletics Championships; in doing so, she became the first Scottish person to compete at the European Athletics Championships. She came fifth in the individual 100 metres event, and was a member of the gold medal-winning Great Britain 4 x 100 metres relay team.[1][2] In the same year, she won the women's 100-yard dash event at the Edinburgh Highland games.[3]

Post retirement

After her retirement, Hay volunteered almost 40 years for the Women's Royal Voluntary Service. She also worked as a tour guide for a stately home. Graham ran in Balbeggie as part of the torch relay prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. At the time, she was living in Perth.[1][4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Ex-Marine injured in Afghanistan carries Olympic torch". BBC News. 12 June 2012. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ Gillen, Doug (11 April 2014). "Legends of Scottish athletics finally given a voice". The Herald. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh Highland Games". Scots Athlete. 23 September 2015. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017 – via Scottish Distance Running History.
  4. ^ Moncur, James (13 June 2012). "Olympic glory at last for Sir Chris Hoy's great-uncle as he carries flame". Daily Record. Glasgow. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.