Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Yvette Williams, 1954

Yvette Williams, 1954

One of New Zealand's greatest athletes, Yvette Williams, is seen attempting to break her own world long-jump record at Carisbrook, Dunedin, in January 1954. Later in the year she won gold medals at the Vancouver Empire and Commonwealth Games for the long jump, discus and shot put.

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - Amateurism in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013