Thelma Hopkins (athlete)
Thelma Hopkins ( born March 16, 1936 in Kingston upon Hull) is a British track and field athlete.
In the high jump she held until 1956, the women's world record in the high jump with 1.74 meters. In 1954 she became European Champion. In 1956, she won at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, the silver medal after they had four years earlier, ranking 4.
In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 she went to Northern Ireland. She won the high jump with 1.68 meters and was in the long jump with 5.84 meters second behind Yvette Williams.
1938: Ibolya Čák | 1946: Anne -Marie Colchen | 1950: Sheila Alexander | 1954: Thelma Hopkins | 1958: Iolanda Balas | 1962: Iolanda Balas | 1966 Taissija sealed Tschik | 1969 Milena Rezková | 1971: Ilona Gusenbauer | 1974: Rosemarie Witschas | 1978: Sara Simeoni | 1982: Ulrike Meyfarth | 1986 Stefka Kostadinowa | 1990: Heike Henkel | 1994: Britta Bilac | 1998: Monica Dinescu | 2002: Kajsa Bergqvist | 2006: Tia Hellebaut | 2010: Blanka Vlasic | 2012: Ruth Beitia
- Long jumper
- Athlete (United Kingdom)
- Olympian (United Kingdom)
- European Champion ( athletics)
- Born in 1936