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Marion Roe, J Dombs and Winifred Griffin on 1955

Winifred Clare "Winkie" Ashby (née Griffin, 17 November 1932 – 11 December 2018) was a New Zealand freestyle swimmer. In the 1950 British Empire Games, she won the silver medal as part of the 4 x 110 yards freestyle relay.[1] She also competed in the 440 and 110 yards freestyle at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[1] He was born in Kawakawa, New Zealand.

Ashby died of lung cancer on the Hibiscus Coast, north of Auckland, on 11 December 2018, aged 86.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Winifred C. Griffin". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018. 
  2. "Winifred Ashby death notice". New Zealand Herald. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.