Tag Archives: athlete

Wilma Must Win!

Plot

Wilma Clark was a very competitive runner and felt angry whenever she lost a race. Her biggest rival was Ruth Davis, whose dad was in the hospital. On the day of the big race Wilma realises it’s better to let Ruth win to boost her dad’s spirits.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • Wilma Must Win! – Debbie:  #485 (29 May 1982) – #487 (12 June 1982)

Della of the Downs

Plot

Orphan Della Stafford, a promising athlete, had been fostered by Les and Sheila Parker, an unscrupulous couple who wanted to train her to be a champion. In return they had promised her to save the Children’s Home which was threatened with closure when the lease expired. Della had made an enemy of the Parker’s daughter, Paula, who resented Dallas special treatment.

Notes

  • Art: George Martin

Appeared

  • Della of the Downs  – Debbie: #449 (19 September 1981)  – #462 (19 December 1981)

Peggy in the Middle

Plot

Peggy Marshall’s mother wanted her to be a famous ballerina, just as she had been, and  Peggy’s father was keen to make her a top athlete, like himself. This would have been difficult enough for Peggy but her parents had separated so she lived most of the week with her mother, spending the weekends with her dad—until an accident which left her uninjured, but under observation.

Notes

Appeared

  • Peggy in the Middle – Mandy: #693 (26 April 1980) – #700 (14 June 1980)

The Story of Geordie

Plot

The story of Geordie, the Scotsman who became an athlete and competed at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

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Notes

  • Appears in the “Getting-to-Know” Section
  • The story follows the film version, adapted from the David Walker novel

Appeared

  • The Story of Geordie –  Diana: circa #172 (4 June 1966) – (?)