Irene HIRST

Great Britain GBR

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1930
Olympic Results

Biography

Irene HIRST

Irene Hirst first became interested in gymnastics when her mother took her to a local gym when she was 3-years-of-age. At 14, Irene joined the Saltaire club, and took up the sport competitively. She was the 1947 Yorkshire novice gymnastics champion, and that same year finished fourth in the senior National Championships at Leeds. She was the senior Yorkshire champion in 1948, and was part of the strong Saltaire club's contingent at the London Olympics. Irene finished second to namesake Pat Hirst at the 1949 Yorkshire Championships, and after finishing fourth in the nationals in 1951, had her best ever finish the following year, when she was third.

Hirst married Robert Williams in October 1956, and after retiring from the sport, started coaching youngsters in the Bradford area. She became the Bradford council's gymnastics co-ordinator, and in 1977 founded the Eldwick Gymnastics Club in Bingley which, 40 years later, was still going strong. Irene Hirst died just 10 days before her 70th birthday.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#115
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Artistic Gymnastics
#16
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Artistic Gymnastics
#15
Team Portable Apparatus
Team Portable Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics
#=125
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Artistic Gymnastics
#=74
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Artistic Gymnastics
#110
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Artistic Gymnastics
#125
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Artistic Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

#9
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Artistic Gymnastics