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Martyn Woodroffe

Martyn Woodroffe
Personal information
Full name Martyn J. Woodroffe
Nationality Welsh
Born (1950-09-08) 8 September 1950
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, individual medley

Martyn J. Woodroffe (born 8 September 1950[1] in Cardiff, Wales[2]) is a Welsh swimmer who won a Silver medal at the 1968 Olympic Games.

Woodroffe represented Wales at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, and 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, winning one silver and two bronze medals at the latter.[3]

In 1968 he represented Great Britain at the Olympics in Mexico City in 5 swimming disciplines - 100 m, 200 m butterfly, 200 m, 400 m individual medley, and in the 4×100 m medley relay.[1] He won the silver medal in the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2 minutes 9.0 seconds behind Carl Robie of the United States.

Woodroffe was awarded the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1968, and was admitted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.


  1. ^ a b "British Olympic Association > Athletes > Martyn Woodroffe".  
  2. ^ England & Wales Birth Index: Martyn J Woodroffe; Jul-Aug-Sep wuarter 1950; Mothers Maiden Name: Burford; District: Cardiff; Volume: 8b; Page: 259
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation Athlete Search". Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
Preceded by
Howard Winstone
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Tony Lewis

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