Myrtle Augee

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Myrtle Augee
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NationalityEnglish
Born (1965-02-04) 4 February 1965 (age 55)
Greenwich, Greater London
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ClubCambridge Harriers, Bexleyheath

Myrtle Sharon Mary Augee (born 4 February 1965 in Greenwich, Greater London) is a female retired English shot putter.

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Athletics career

Augee represented Great Britain in the 1988 Summer Olympics and 1992 Summer Olympics. [1]

She competed at four Commonwealth Games and won a medal on all four occasions. Representing England in 1986 she won a bronze medal, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. [2] [3] Four years later she represented England and won a gold medal, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. [4] [5] This was followed by a silver medal, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. [6] [7] The final appearance was when she represented England and won another silver, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [8] [9]

Her personal best put was 19.03 metres, achieved in June 1990 in Cardiff placing her second on the British outdoor list, behind Judy Oakes. [10] She was also a World Champion in powerlifting, and a World Championship medalist in weightlifting. As of 2019, she remains the last British weightlifter to win a World Championships overall medal, a bronze in 1994 World Weightlifting Championships. She was the last British lifter to win a medal of any type until Emily Godley's clean and jerk bronze medal in 2019.

Achievements in athletics

YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain and Flag of England.svg  England
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 9th 17.24 m
Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 3rd 17.52 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 17th 16.37 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 7th 17.67 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 10th 17.85 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 17th (q) 17.31 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 7th 17.17 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 1st 18.48 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 17.77 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 15th (q) 17.80 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th (q) 16.53 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 23rd (q) 16.06 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) 16.77 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 2nd 17.64 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd 17.16 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th 16.05 m

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References

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  9. "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
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