Judith Pollock (Amoore)

Retired

Updated: 2021-03-26

Victoria

Bio

Judith Pollock is a retired Australian runner who represented strongly in the first ever women's 400m Olympic Games event in Tokyo where she claimed the bronze medal. Two years later she won the 440 Yards event at the British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Pollock set World Records for 440 Yards, 800 Metres & 880 Yards before retiring in 1968 to start her family. Returning to competition in 1971 she was selected as athletic team captain for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, however she was unable to start in her events due to injuries & soon after retired again. In a second comeback in 1976 as a Veteran competing in the longer 800m & 1500m events she gained selection for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games where, despite running her fastest ever 1500m time, she was unable to progress beyond the heats.

Pollock was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 1988.

Track ChampionshipsRoad ChampionshipsOff-Road Championships
1963 Victorian 220 Yards
1963 Victorian 440 Yards
1964 Victorian 440 Yards
1964 Victorian 880 Yards
1964-65 Australian 440 Yards
1964-65 Australian 880 Yards
1965 Victorian 100 Yards
1965 Victorian 100m
1965 Victorian 220 Yards
1965 Victorian 440 Yards
1965 Victorian 880 Yards
1965-66 Australian 440 Yards
1965-66 Australian 880 Yards
1966 Victorian 100 Yards
1966 Victorian 100m
1966 Victorian 440 Yards
1966 Victorian 880 Yards
1966-67 Australian 400m
1966-67 Australian 800m
1967 Victorian 100 Yards
1967 Victorian 100m
1967 Victorian 220 Yards
1967 Victorian 440 Yards
1967 Victorian 880 Yards
1971-72 Australian 400m
1971-72 Australian 800m
1972 Victorian 400m
1972 Victorian 800m
1975-76 Australian 1500m
1976 Victorian 1500m
1965 Australian Cross Country
International CompetitionOlympic GamesCommonwealth Games
 1964 Tokyo
1972 Munich
1976 Montreal
1966 Kingston
World RecordsAustralian RecordsState Records
World 440 Yards - 52.4s - 27 Feb 1965
World 800m - 2m 01.0s - 28 Jun 1967
World 880 Yards - 2m 02.0s - 5 Jul 1967
Australian Open 400m - 52.4s - 27 Feb 1965
Australian Open 440 Yards - 52.4s - 27 Feb 1965
Australian Open 1500m - 4m 16.5s - 9 Mar 1976
Victorian 800m - 2m 06.8s - 20 Dec 1966*
Victorian 880 Yards - 2m 07.6s - 20 Dec 1966
* Records set en-route to longer distance.
^ Overseas performances not recognised as records before 1969.
# Best on record for Non-Record Events.

Media

1972: Australian athletes named for Munich Olympics

Results

DateNamePositionResult    
26/07/1976 Games of the XXI Olympiad Women's 1500m Heat 174:14.22 
24/07/1976 Games of the XXI Olympiad Women's 800m Semi Final 151:59.93 
23/07/1976 Games of the XXI Olympiad Women's 800m Heat 122:00.66 
21/03/1976 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 800m Final22:02.7  
20/03/1976 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 1500m14:21.5  
18/03/1976 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 800m Heat 222:07.1  
29/02/1976 Victorian Championship Women's 1500m Final14:19.3  
28/02/1976 Victorian Championship Women's 800m Final22:01.1  
14/02/1976 Victorian Championship Women's 800m Heat 22Unknown    
26/03/1972 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 800m Final12:01.5  
25/03/1972 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 400m Final152.5  
24/03/1972 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 400m Heat 2153.2  
23/03/1972 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 800m Heat 212:11.1  
15/02/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 800m Final12:05.3  
22/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 200m Heat 12Unknown    
22/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 800m Heat 21Unknown    
15/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Heat 32Unknown    
15/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final5Unknown    
15/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 400m Final153.4  
08/01/1972 Victorian Championship Women's 400m Heat 3154.3  
05/07/1967 DN-Galan Women's 400m153.9  
05/07/1967 DN-Galan Women's 800m12:01.1  
29/06/1967 World Games Women's 400m151.9  
28/06/1967 World Games Women's 800m12:01    
06/03/1967 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 800m12:04.4  
04/03/1967 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 400m Final154    
02/03/1967 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 400m Heat 1155.2  
21/01/1967 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final124.2  
14/01/1967 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final112.1  
14/01/1967 Victorian Championship Women's 880 Yards Final12:17.6  
07/01/1967 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final111.1  
07/01/1967 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Final153.3  
26/12/1966 Peninsula Championship Women's 880 Yards Invitation12:10.8  
20/12/1966 Melbourne International Athletics Meeting Women's 880 Yards12:07.6  
22/11/1966 Sandringham Athletic Club Meeting Women's 100m2Unknown    
22/11/1966 Sandringham Athletic Club Meeting Women's 400m153.9  
13/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 880 Yards Final22:04.5  
11/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 220 Yards Final424.1  
11/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 880 Yards Heat 232:10.5  
08/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 220 Yards Heat 3124.1  
08/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 220 Yards Semi Final 1324.2  
08/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 440 Yards Final153    
06/08/1966 VIII British Empire & Commonwealth Games Women's 440 Yards Heat 3152.9  
21/05/1966 Australian Commonwealth Games Trial Women's 440 Yards155.3  
21/05/1966 Australian Commonwealth Games Trial Women's 880 Yards12:11.2  
19/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 220 Yards Heat 1225.3  
19/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 220 Yards Final325    
19/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 880 Yards Final12:11.7  
18/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 100 Yards Heat 2310.7  
18/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Final153.3  
16/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Heat 3155.5  
16/03/1966 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 880 Yards Heat 122:20.3  
06/03/1966 Moomba Amateur Athletic Championship Women's 440 Yards154.5  
03/03/1966 Glen Huntly Athletic Club Meeting Women's 440 Yards1Unknown    
15/01/1966 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final112    
15/01/1966 Victorian Championship Women's 880 Yards Final12:21.3  
08/01/1966 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final111    
08/01/1966 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Final152.9  
04/09/1965 Australian Cross Country Championship Senior Women's 2 Miles112:51.1  
20/03/1965 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final110.8  
20/03/1965 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final124.5  
20/03/1965 Victorian Championship Women's 880 Yards Final12:13.5  
13/03/1965 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final111.8  
13/03/1965 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Final155.8  
01/03/1965 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 880 Yards12:09.3  
27/02/1965 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Final152.4  
25/02/1965 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Heat 1156.5  
28/11/1964 Athletics Victoria Interclub Women's 100 Yards Section 2111.4  
28/11/1964 Athletics Victoria Interclub Women's 220 Yards Section 1125.5  
28/11/1964 Athletics Victoria Interclub Women's 80m Hurdles Heat 2112.3  
17/10/1964 Games of the XVIII Olympiad Women's 400m Final353.4  
16/10/1964 Games of the XVIII Olympiad Women's 400m Semi Final 2153.3  
15/10/1964 Games of the XVIII Olympiad Women's 400m Heat 3253.8  
01/03/1964 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 880 Yards Final22:11    
29/02/1964 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Final354.3  
28/02/1964 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Heat 1155    
27/02/1964 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 880 Yards Heat 212:16.2  
15/02/1964 Victorian Championship Women's 880 Yards Final12:13    
12/02/1964 Victorian Championship Women's 880 Yards Heat 112:16.3  
08/02/1964 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Heat 2155.8  
08/02/1964 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Final155.7  
24/03/1963 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 220 Yards Heat 1324.5  
22/03/1963 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Heat 2256.6  
22/03/1963 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 440 Yards Final354.8  
09/03/1963 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final3Unknown    
09/03/1963 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final124    
02/03/1963 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final3Unknown    
02/03/1963 Victorian Championship Women's 440 Yards Final155.9  
02/03/1963 Victorian Championship Women's 80m Hurdles Heat 24Unknown    
27/01/1962 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 100 Yards Heat 34Unknown    
13/01/1962 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Heat 31Unknown    
13/01/1962 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Heat 24Unknown    
13/01/1962 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final3Unknown    
06/01/1962 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Heat 31Unknown    
06/01/1962 Victorian Championship Women's 80m Hurdles6Unknown    
04/03/1961 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final2Unknown    
07/03/1960 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 220 Yards Heat 1424.9  
05/03/1960 Australian Track & Field Championships Women's 100 Yards Heat 35Unknown    
27/02/1960 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final3Unknown    
27/02/1960 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Heat 21Unknown    
27/02/1960 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Final3Unknown    
28/02/1959 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Heat 32Unknown    
28/02/1959 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Heat 32Unknown    
28/02/1959 Victorian Championship Women's 220 Yards Final2Unknown    
21/02/1959 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Heat 1111.2  
21/02/1959 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Final3Unknown    
23/03/1957 Victorian Championship Women's 75 Yards Heat 23Unknown    
16/03/1957 Victorian Championship Women's 100 Yards Heat 23Unknown    
09/03/1957 Victorian Championship Women's 100m Heat 32Unknown    

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