Medal awarded to Winsome Cripps as a member of the first-placed Australian women's 4x100 yards relay at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. The boxed bronze medal features a female figure seated behind a coat-of-arms shield and holding up a small wreath. A vine of maple-shaped leaves creeps behind the figure and a mountain range is seen in the distance. Lettering reads, "ATHLETICS / WOMEN / RELAY 4x110 YDS / WINSOME CRIPPS". The reverse features a crown, the year, and lettering, "BRITISH EMPIRE / AND / COMMONWEALTH / GAMES / VANCOUVER / CANADA", surrounded by a rectangular-link chain. The medal is housed in its original box.
1 - Medal: H: 53 W: 53 D: 2mm (H: 2 1/16 W: 2 1/16 D: 1/16")
H: 60 W: 53 D: 35mm (H: 2 3/8 W: 2 1/16 D: 1 3/8")
2 - Medal Case: H: 82 W: 82 D: 20mm (H: 3 1/4 W: 3 1/4 D: 13/16")
Winsome Cripps; 09 Feb 1931; 30 May 1997
Australian Commonwealth Games Team 1954
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the children of Winsome Cripps - Lisa, Lyndall and Jason.