Jenny Thompson

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Birthday
15, 1910
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 10, 1976 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1910
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 10, 1976 (65)

About

Canadian middle-distance runner who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, the first Olympics that included women's competitions.

Before Fame

She qualified for the Olympics when she was just 18 years old, and still in high school.

Trivia

She came in fourth place in the 800 meter event at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

Her great-nephew, Russ Howard, was an Olympic curler.

Associated With

She competed in her first Olympics in 1928 where skater Sonja Henie won her first Olympic gold medal.