Ethel Muckelt won a bronze medal for Team GB at the Chamonix 1924 Olympics; the first official Olympic Winter Games. She did however also compete at the 1920 Summer Games, where she finished fifth in the mixed pairs alongside Sydney Wallwork.
Ethel, the first British individual medal winner in Winter Games history, came agonisingly close to becoming a double-Olympic medalist. With partner Jack Page, the duo finished fourth in the mixed pairs event in Chamonix.
Ethel came from a family who made their fortune manufacturing dyes from use in the textile industry and trained at the Manchester Ice Rink; the only one in Britain outside of London at the time. She died in December 1953 at the age of 68.