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Yvette Williams

Yvette Williams

Sporting triumphs in the 1950s promoted pride in New Zealanders’ physical prowess. Athlete Yvette Williams was a popular heroine on the strength of her gold medals at two British Empire Games (Auckland 1950, Vancouver 1954) and at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. She also held the world long jump record.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Post-war New Zealanders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2015