At a glance

25 Apr 1929 Caversham, New Zealand
176 cm / 65 kg 5'9'' / 143 pounds
Female

Yvette Williams was one of the greatest athletes produced by New Zealand and one of the most versatile. She won the long jump and was second in the javelin at the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland and two years later became the first female New Zealander to win an Olympic title when she won the long jump at the Games in Helsinki. She was also 10th in the discus and sixth in the shot put in Helsinki. At the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver, Williams won the shot put, discus and long jump, won a silver in the javelin...

Yvette Winefred in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Long Jump
    • 6
      Athletics
      Shot Put
    • 10
      Athletics
      Discus Throw

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