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Dame Mary Peters

Photo: © Copyright Albert Bridge  CC BY-SA 2.0

Dame Mary Peters

Lady Mary Peters (b. 1945) was a pentathlete and shot putter, who represented Northern Ireland at every Commonwealth Games 1958-74, winning two gold medals for the pentathlon and a silver for the shot put. In 1972 she was awarded  BBC Sports Personality of the Year, having won Britain’s only athletics gold medal at the Munich Olympics. Her bronze statue, erected at the athletics track which was created in her name, shows Peters giving her characteristic victory wave to the crowd. It was unveiled in June 2013.

Location: Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland.