Judy Oakes

Judith Miriam "Judy" Oakes OBE
Shot Put
1984 Los Angeles Olympics
1988 Seoul Olympics
1996 Atlanta Olympics
2000 Sydney Olympics

Judy Oakes was born in Lewisham on 14th February 1958. She competed in the Shot Put in 4 Olympics - the Los Angeles, Seoul, Atlanta and Sydney Games. She was also 3 times World Powerlifting Champion between 1981 and 1988 and European weightlifting champion 1989-90. In February 1989 she set a British weightlifting record that lasted until June 2008. She was awarded an OBE in 1999.

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