15 Apr 2019

Yvette Williams, NZ's first female Olympic gold winner, dies 89

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 15 April 2019

Tributes are flowing for one of New Zealand's greatest athletes who died over the weekend at the age of 89. Yvette Williams became the first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic gold medal. It came in the long jump at the 1952 Helsinki Games and it was a feat so amazing - it would be another 40 years before it was repeated. Bridget Tunnicliffe reports.