Louise Fawcett

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Louise Fawcett is a British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 javelin
Javelin throw
The javelin throw is a track and field athletics throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear approximately 2.5 metres in length. Javelin is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon...

 and discus throw
Discus throw
The discus throw is an event in track and field athletics competition, in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than his or her competitors. It is an ancient sport, as evidenced by the 5th century BC Myron statue, Discobolus...

er. Born 1904. Died 1990. Louise Fawcett was educated at Hammersmith Technical School and married Leslie Leon Stenning in 1937. As a member of the British Athletic Team she participated in a number of international competitions: Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale Women's World Games in Sweden 1926, Brussels 1927, England, Prague, Berlin 1930, Birmingham, London and Barcelona 1936.

Achievements

  • Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale Women's World Games
    Women's World Games
    The Women's World Games were held four times between 1922 and 1934. They were established by Alice Milliat and the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale to compensate for the lack of women's sports at the Olympic Games.-1922 Women's Olympics:...

    : silver at javelin throw
  • English Championship Javelin Record 1926 & 1931
  • English Championship Discus Record 1930
  • Middlesex County Javelin Championship 1931 - 33
  • Middlesex County Discus Championship 1931 - 33
  • British Javelin Champion 1926 - 31
  • British Javelin Record Holder 1926 - 30 (103 ft 7in or 49.1744m)
  • British Discus Champion 1930
  • British Discus Record Holder 1930 - 33 (106 ft 11 1/2in or 61.5188m)
  • Middlesex County Javelin Record Holder 1931 - 34
  • Middlesex County Discus Champion 1931 - 35
  • Middlesex County Discus Record Holder 1931 - 35
  • Middlesex County Shot Putt Champion 1934 - 35
  • Second in Women's Amateur Athletic Association Indoor Shot Putt Championship 1935 - 36
  • Southern Counties Javelin Champion 1932 - 34
  • Southern Counties Javelin Record Holder 1932 - 34
  • Southern Counties Discus Champion 1935
  • Southern Counties Discus Record Holder 1935
  • Middlesex Championships 1936; First in Javelin, First in Shot Putt, Second in Discus
  • Southern Counties Championships 1936; Record for Javelin (103 ft 5 3/4in)
  • Women's World Games Sweden 1926; Second in Javelin
  • Member of the Empire Games Team, London 1934


Louise Fawcett appeared in two Pathe News reel films that can be found on the Pathe News website. The first can be found by searching for Louise Fawcett. The second can be found by searching for Gottenburg athletics 1926.