Kathleen Tilley later Kathleen Dyer (born 8 November 1914) was a British track an field athlete specialized in the field events. Between 1933 and 1950 she became nine times national champion and represented Great Britain at international championships.
|Born||8 November 1914|
|Sport||Track and field athletics|
|Event(s)||Shot put, discus throw, long jump, javelin throw|
Tilley have been proven many times to be the best British shot put athlete in the 1930s and 1940s. At the national championships she became eight times national champion in the shot put (while being seven times the best British athlete). She won furthermore four silver medals and two bronze medals.
At the 1933 WAAA Championships she won her first national championships medal. She won the bronze medal behind two Dutch women, as at the time international athlete competed at the nationals. She became national outdoor champion in 1934, 1935 and 1937. She didn’t became national champion in 1936, finishing behind the South African Bernice Steyl. Besides of that she also became national indoor champion in 1935, 1936 and 1937. In 1938 and 1939 she finished second behind Bevis Reid. After World War II, and after being married, she became national champion in 1945 and 1946.
In the long jump she won the bronze medal in 1935. 
After World War II she competed in four events at the 1946 European Athletics Championships in Oslo with her best results finishing eight in the discus throw event final and tenth in the shot put event final.
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