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Loreen Hall
Personal information
Born (1967-10-12) 12 October 1967 (age 52)
Event(s)400 metres

Loreen Doloris Hall (born 12 October 1967) is an English former sprinter. She won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1985 European Junior Championships,[1] and went on to represent Great Britain in the women's 400 metres at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Born in Nottingham, Hall ran 53.08 secs for 400 metres as a 16-year-old at a Junior international in July 1984.[3] She won an English Schools 200m title in 1984,[4] and a AAA Junior Indoor 400m title in 1985,[5] before winning a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1985 European Junior Championships in Cottbus with teammates Georgina Honley, Lynne Robinson and Dawn Flockhart.[6]

Hall ran 53.69 secs to finish second at the 1987 AAA Championships.[7] She was the UK's number one 400 metres runner in 1987, with a season's best of 52.74.[8] She achieved her 400m best of 52.71 on 18 June 1988 at the Midland Championships in Birmingham.[9] This performance ranked her third in the UK in 1988, and she earned Olympic selection. At the Seoul Olympics, she ran 53.13 in her heat to qualify for the quarterfinals, where she was eliminated running 53.42.[10]

International competitions[edit | edit source]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, Germany 3rd 4 × 400 m 3:35.10
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 25th (qf) 400 m 53.42

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "European Junior Championships (British medallists)". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Loreen Hall Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. "Loreen Hall". Power of 10. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. "English Schools Championships (Girls)". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. "AAA Junior Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. European Junior Championships. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  7. "AAA Championships (Women)". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  8. "UK Top Performers 1980 – 2005: Women (Outdoors)". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  9. "400m Women Overall All Time to 53.99". Power of 10. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  10. "Women 400m Olympic Games 1988 Seoul". Todor 66. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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