Oonagh Whitsitt

Gold Medal winner at the 1930 Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada


At the 1930 Empire Games she finished first in the 3m diving, ahead of two Canadian girls - Doris Ogilivie and Mollie Bailey. There was no 1m event, and she did not compete in the 10m tower diving competiton.

Oonagh was a Natal diver, whose father was the Chief Constable of the province. She later married Edward Shaw, who was to become Mayor of Durban, and had a daughter Clodagh. She was a member of the Cygnus Amateur Swimming Club.




At the South African diving Championships, the Oonagh Whitsitt Trophy commemorates her achievements.

WOMEN'S

DIVING  1 METRE

"OONAGH WH1TSITT CUP"

 

1959             W. Almond, Transvaal                                      51,95

1960             J.Ward, Rhodesia                                             63,62

1961             S. Morgenrood, Rhodesia                                   102*8

1962             L. Grant-Stuart, Rhodesia                                  122,58

1963             L. Grant-Stuart, Rhodesia                                  112,74

1964             L. Grant-Stuart, Rhodesia                                  135,79

1965             S. Bezuidenhout, Rhodesia                                 132,20

1966             L. Grant-Stuart, Rhodesia                                  145,59

1967             L. Grant-Stuart, Rhodesia                                  128,38

1968             L. Grant-Stuart, Transvaal                                 121,42

1969             L. Pretorius, Rhodesia                                       115,47

1970             L. Pretorius, Rhodesia                                       378,90

1971             L. Woodard, Rhodesia

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