Medal won by Winsome Cripps, 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games women's 220 yrds - second place

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Silver medal awarded to Winsome Cripps for the women's 220 yards running event at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. The boxed silver 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. Inscribed text reads, "ATHLETICS / WOMEN / 220 YDS / WINSOME CRIPPS". The reverse features a crown, the year, and inscribed text, "BRITISH EMPIRE / AND / COMMONWEALTH / GAMES / VANCOUVER / CANADA", surrounded by a rectangular-link chain. The medal is housed in its original box with perspex stand in lid.
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")
Date Used
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the children of Winsome Cripps - Lisa, Lyndall and Jason.


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