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National team  Great Britain
Name  Valerie Davies
Club  Roath Park SC

Strokes  Freestyle, backstroke
Sport  Swimming
Role  Swimmer
Valerie Davies Valerie Davies Welsh international swimmer 20th century

Full name  Elizabeth Valerie Davies
Born  29 June 1912 (1912-06-29) Cardiff, Wales
Died  August 2001, Newport, United Kingdom
Olympic medals  Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

Elizabeth Valerie Davies (29 June 1912 – August 2001), later known by her married name Valerie Latham, was a Welsh competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

She was born in Cardiff and died in Newport.

In the 1932 Olympics she won bronze medals in the 100 m backstroke event and in 4×100 m freestyle relay event and was third in her first round heat of 100 m freestyle event and did not advance.

She also competed for Wales at the 1930 British Empire Games winning all three medals. She was awarded two silver medals in the 100 yards backstroke and the 400 yards freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 yards freestyle.

Four years later she won the bronze medal in the 100 yards backstroke event.


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