Lorna Boothe

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Lorna Boothe
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton 100 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane 100 m hurdles

Lorna Marie Boothe MBE (born 5 December 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica) is an English former 100 metres hurdler. She is the 1978 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and the 1982 Commonwealth Games silver medallist.[1] She is also a former British record holder in the event. She went on to become a senior athletics administrator.

She competed in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal and 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow and was the gold medalist in the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth games in 1978 and the silver medallist in the event in 1982. She went on to become the athletics GB team manager for 9 years and was the Senior Team Manager for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She has worked for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was involved in setting up the IAAF Academy and World Class Coaches Club and the lottery funded World Class Performance Programme. She is a member of English Sports Council Racial Equality Advisory Group and helped set up the Sporting Equals programme with the Commission for Racial Equality. She coaches hurdlers and sprinters at junior level and is on the Board of the Olympians Committee UK.[2][3][4] She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Sports Coaching and Administration.

Her son Tremayne Gilling is a sprinter with a personal best time of 10.25 seconds over 100 metres.[5]

International competitions[edit]

All results regarding 100 metres hurdles

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain /  England
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 13th (sf) 13.73
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 1st 12.98w
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 18th (h) 13.86
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 11th (sf) 13.44
Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 12.90w
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (qf) 13.29
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) quarterfinals (qf) or semifinals (sf) (w) = wind-assisted


  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Women's 80 yards/100m hurdles - Athletics Weekly". Athletics Weekly. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ Athlete profile. Retrieved 23 June 2013
  3. ^ Lorne Boothe at Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013
  4. ^ England athletics. Retrieved 23 June 2013
  5. ^ "Young Sprinter in fast lane". Wimbledon Guardian. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2019.