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Donna Hartley
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow 4x400 m relay
Competitor for  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton 400 m
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton 4x400 m relay

Donna Hartley-Wass MBE, born Donna-Marie Louise Murray and formerly known as Donna Hartley (1 May 1955[1] – 7 June 2013[2]), was a British athlete.

She was born in Southampton, England in 1955. She was a south of England sprint champion, and won the AAA's 200 metres in 1972 then the 400 metres in 1975. In 1977 she was U.K. 400 metres champion. In 1977 she married fellow athlete Bill Hartley. The marriage later ended in divorce.

In 1978, she won two Commonwealth gold medals in Edmonton, Canada, where she won the 400 metres,[3] and the 4x400 relay. In 1979 she was European cup semi finalist winner in both 400, and 400 relay again. She also was runner up in European cup finals in 1975, and 1977 in 400, and 400 relay again.

In 1980, she competed at the Moscow Olympic Games where she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 relay.[1]

Career after athletics[edit]

After retiring from athletics Hartley married Robert Wass, better known as comedian and actor Bobby Knutt. As Donna Hartley-Wass, she competed for several years on the UK women's body building circuit, winning the National Amateur Body Building Association's Miss Britain Physique trophy in 1988, having placed third the previous year.[4] Her bodybuilding career was short-lived and for several years after that she ran a line dancing school in Sheffield near the family home. Hartley-Wass featured on the front cover of Health & Strength Magazine.[5]

Hartley trained at a Sheffield health studio jointly owned by Bobby Knutt . Under the guidance of the health studio owner and ex-Sheffield Wednesday coach Tony Toms, Hartley achieved national success very quickly on the women's bodybuilding circuit.

She died while sunbathing in her back garden on 7 June 2013, being discovered by her husband of 26 years.[2]

Medals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Donna Hartley". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Former GB Olympian Donna Hartley-Wass dies aged 58". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  3. ^ "COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLISTS - ATHLETICS (WOMEN)". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  4. ^ Hartley record at Musclememory
  5. ^ Magazine Cover

External links[edit]


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KFDA
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:52:30 -0800

Join NewsChannel 10's Ali Allison and Angie Winn at the Amarillo Go Red Luncheon Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. with a luncheon following at 11 a.m. This year's keynote speaker is Donna Hartley, a heart survivor, former Miss Hawaii, actress and author.
 
KSWO
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:52:30 -0800

Join NewsChannel 10's Ali Allison and Angie Winn at the Amarillo Go Red Luncheon Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. with a luncheon following at 11 a.m. This year's keynote speaker is Donna Hartley, a heart survivor, former Miss Hawaii, actress and author.
 
Odessa American
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:41:15 -0800

Guest speaker Donna Hartley will present the program on “Fire Up Your Life.” Admission is $10. RSVP is required for the luncheon. Saturday: Noon to 2 p.m., Stroke Support Group at MCH Center for Health & Wellness. Feb. 16: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ¡A Tu ...

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MyHighPlains
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:04:25 -0800

The Go Red For Women Luncheon will include the popular “Purse-onality” purse silent auction, health expos, a keynote address by motivational speaker Donna Hartley and a heart-healthy lunch. Individual tickets are $75, with corporate or group tables ...
 
Odessa American
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:48:42 -0800

Feb. 13: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Day of Dance - The Power to Boogie at MCM Grandé Hotel and FUNDome, 6201 E Business 20. Guest speaker Donna Hartley will present the program on “Fire Up Your Life.” Admission is $10. RSVP is required for the luncheon. Feb.
 
Odessa American
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:53:24 -0800

Guest speaker Donna Hartley will present the program on “Fire Up Your Life.” Admission is $10. RSVP is required for the luncheon. Feb. 13: Noon to 2 p.m., Stroke Support Group at MCH Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, call 640-6000.

Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:07:18 -0700

The star sprinter of the 1970s and 1980s, who died aged 58, had been taking tablets for high blood pressure and an abnormal heart rhythm, an inquest was told. But pathologist Dr Charles Wilson said he could not determine the cause of Donna's death ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:26:02 -0700

Former Olympic 400m bronze medalist Donna Hartley-Wass has been pronounced dead after sunbathing in her home. The 58-year-old was found lying on a sun lounger by her husband, comedian and actor Bobby Knutt. Hartley-Wass had been taking ...
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