We are saddened to report the death of Ann packer. In her career, she had won several awards for the British track and field team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Now, social media is flooded with the death news of the former sprinter. Her fans and loved ones are expressing their sadness on the news. However, some seem to claim that it is another fake news. Well, this is not the first time when a celebrity has fallen into the trap of fake rumors as earlier many people have witnessed it. Let us check the complete details here.
Since no confirmation regarding the death of Ann Packer has come forward, we can not declare her passing. It seems like the headlines surfacing on the internet are just another clickbait and fake news to attract people. However, the news has compelled the netizens to search for information about the hurdler. well, Ann Packer is an English former sprinter, long jumper, and hurdler. She was born on March 8, 1942, in Moulsford, United Kingdom, and is 80-year-old now. At the 1964 Summer Olympics, Ann won a gold medal in the 800 meters and went on to gain a silver medal in the 400 meters.
Who Is Ann Packer?
Ann Packer won the English Schools 100 yards title in 1959. A year later, Packer competed internationally in the long jump. The popular sprinter attended Didcot Girls’ Grammar School which is known as the Didcot Girls’ School now. Talking about her career, at the European Championships, she reached the finals in the 200 meters. She also participated in the 80 meters hurdles at the Commonwealth Games.
Besides, Packer was a part of the 4*100 yards relay team that emerged out as the winner of two medals at these competitions. Further, in 1963, she focused on the 400 meters. As per reports, the 80-year-old was a physical education teacher at Coombe County Girls’ School in Surrey when she was selected for the 1964 British Olympic team. That time, she had even shared her room with Mary Rand, the long jump gold medalist.
Packer was determined to win the 400 meters but was unfortunately defeated by Betty Cuthbert of Australia. She ended up coming second. To add, Ann had only five domestic 800m races before the Olympics. However, she managed to win medals thereafter and never looked back. Ann Packer married Robbie Brightwell, a British track and field athlete, in 1964. Robbie Brightwell died on March 6, 2022. Stay tuned with us for more updates!