Barbara Inkpen Death – Obituary – Barbara Inkpen, a Commonwealth Gold medallist who represented England at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand died peacefully at home in September 2021.
She died after four years of fighting cancer. She is survived by her husband, a son and daughter, and four grandchildren.
While she was in school, she won the High Jump in 1965 and 1966, also she won Surrey high jump champion from 1967 to 1974.
Barbara represented England and won a gold medal in the high at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games. She was also featured in two Olympic Games; in 1968 at Mexico city where she placed 13th at the young age of 18, also in Munich at the 1972 Games, she came 4th. She was also runner-up in the Sports Woman of the Year.
She won silver at the European championships in 1971 and breaking the British Record seven times, culminating in clearing her lifetime best of 1.87m at Crystal Palace two years later.