* These images come from www.gettyimages.co.uk and will probably disappear in a day or two. It's clear from the picture of the female javelin thrower that the one-handed technique had replaced the two-handed style at which the young Sophie Eliott-Lynn was so proficient.
Women's javelin, along with the 100m hurdles, was admitted to the 1932 Games in Los Angeles when, for the first time, British female athletes competed at an Olympic Games. In 1948, the 200m, long jump and shot were added to the programme and then nothing changed until 1964, when the 400m and pentathlon arrived.
Only in 1972 was the 1500m first raced, followed by the 3000m (later 5000m), marathon and 400m hurdles in 1984. Since last year in London, when steeplechase was added, the men and women's Olympic athletics programmes are virtually identical, with 20 individual events and two relays.
* Lady Heath never competed at an Olympics. As Sophie Eliott-Lynn, she did compete at the Women's World Olympic Games organised by the French woman Alice Milliatt precisely because women's athletics was not part of the Olympics. Lady H was ahead of her time (story of her life)!