Ethel Smith

1907 - 1979

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Ethel May Smith (July 5, 1907 – December 31, 1979) was a sprinter from Canada who won two medals at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics: a bronze medal in the 100 m, and a gold team medal in the 4 × 100 m relay. Smith was born into a poor family and quit school in the eighth grade to work at the Toronto's Garment District. She won the 220 yards at the national championships in 1927 and the 60 yards at the Ontario Championships in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethel Smith has received more than 7,699 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ethel Smith is the 145th most popular athlete (up from 204th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Canada (down from 179th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Ethel Smith ranks 145 out of 3,055Before her are Galina Chistyakova, Johan Grøttumsbråten, Lee Haney, Gunnar Höckert, Yevgeny Grishin, and Romuald Klim. After her are Ilmari Salminen, Eugen Schmidt, Ibolya Csák, Michael Johnson, Charles Dvorak, and Eugenio Monti.

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Among people born in 1907, Ethel Smith ranks 153Before her are Miguel Torga, Roman Rudenko, Gene Autry, Frederick Copleston, Ramon Magsaysay, and James A. Michener. After her are Raymond Braine, Marcel Bezençon, James M. Gavin, Parvin E'tesami, Helmut Walcha, and Giuseppe Occhialini. Among people deceased in 1979, Ethel Smith ranks 114Before her are George Seaton, Antun Augustinčić, Ferenc Nagy, Alfred Deller, Lothar Wolleh, and Katharine Burr Blodgett. After her are Georges Florovsky, Leonid Bykov, Ted Cassidy, Ludwig Renn, Zhang Guotao, and Antonio Caggiano.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Ethel Smith ranks 187 out of 1,130Before her are Elisha Cuthbert (1982), David Shore (1959), Jordan Peterson (1962), René Lévesque (1922), Naomi Klein (1970), and Elliot Page (1987). After her are Florence Lawrence (1886), Peter North (1957), Hayden Christensen (1981), Marie Dressler (1868), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), and Eugene Levy (1946).

Among ATHLETES In Canada

Among athletes born in Canada, Ethel Smith ranks 1After her are Percy Williams (1908), Terry Fox (1958), Duncan McNaughton (1910), Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Alex Wilson (1905), Robert Benson (1894), Jane Bell (1910), Walter Byron (1894), Earl Thomson (1895), Harry Watson (1898), and Hayley Wickenheiser (1978).