Martha Worst
Martha Worst at the 1936 AAU Championships
Personal information
Birth nameMartha Virginia Worst
Full nameMartha Virginia Smith
BornJanuary 23, 1911 (1911-01-23)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 9, 1981 (1981-12-10) (aged 70)
Chico, California, U.S.
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubMetro Social and Athletic Association
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)40.13 m (1936)[1]

Martha Virginia Worst (later Smith, January 23, 1911 – December 9, 1981) was an American javelin thrower. In 1936 she won the national AAU title and placed ninth at the Berlin Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Martha Worst". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.