Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games

Yvette Williams at the 1950 British Empire Games, Auckland

This footage shows Yvette Williams competing in the broad jump (now called long jump) and the javelin at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland. She won gold for the broad jump and silver for javelin.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: 1950 British Empire Games. National Film Unit, 1950

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - New Zealand as the Commonwealth Games host', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/37929/yvette-williams-at-the-1950-british-empire-games-auckland (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016