Medal won by Winsome Cripps, 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games women's 100 yards - second place

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Silver medal awarded to Winsome Cripps in the women's 100 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. Engraved text reads, "ATHLETICS / WOMEN / 100 YDS / WINSOME CRIPPS". The reverse features a crown, the year, and inscription, "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")
3 - Medal Stand: 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
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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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