In the sound clip Yvette Williams describes her winning jump at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, along with the two nerve-wracking 'no-jumps' that preceded it. The composite photograph illustrates her achievement. Beneath Williams in flight, a group of school girls marks out the length of her gold-medal-winning jump. The caption notes the imperial measurement equivalent to the 6.24-metre jump. Williams set an Olympic record and was just 1 centimetre short of the world record held by the legendary Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen.
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