Ethel Smith

1907 - 1979

Ethel Smith

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 6,285 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 203rd most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Ethel Smith ranks 204 out of 2,090Before her are Gunnar Höckert, Giulio Gaudini, Alfred Schmidt, Sándor Rozsnyói, Nina Fyodorova, and Janusz Kusociński. After her are Robert Shavlakadze, Eddie Tolan, Ivanka Khristova, Tinus Osendarp, Robert Kerr, and Arne Åhman.

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Among people born in 1907, Ethel Smith ranks 151Before her are Géza von Radványi, L. Sprague de Camp, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Luigi Beccali, Raymond Braine, and Janusz Kusociński. After her are James A. Michener, John Marley, John G. Trump, Martti Miettunen, Blagoje Marjanović, and Benny Carter. Among people deceased in 1979, Ethel Smith ranks 122Before her are Alfred Deller, Paul Dessau, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Henri Saint Cyr, Amedeo Biavati, and Katharine Burr Blodgett. After her are Mahmoud Taleghani, Antonio María Barbieri, David Butler, Dirk Stikker, Zeppo Marx, and Walther Müller.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Ethel Smith ranks 179 out of 840Before her are Hume Cronyn (1911), Raymond Burr (1917), Hayden Christensen (1981), John Murray (1841), Eugene Levy (1946), and Viola Desmond (1914). After her are Igor Gouzenko (1919), Georges Vézina (1887), Chris Benoit (1967), Sandra Oh (1971), Alfred Aho (1941), and Guy Laliberté (1959).

Among ATHLETES In Canada

Among athletes born in Canada, Ethel Smith ranks 1After her are Terry Fox (1958), Percy Williams (1908), Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Duncan McNaughton (1910), Robert Benson (1894), Earl Thomson (1895), Myriam Bédard (1969), Hayley Wickenheiser (1978), Clara Hughes (1972), Theoren Fleury (1968), and Scott Moir (1987).

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