Photograph of the semi finals of the Women's 200 metres at the London Olympics, 1948

Made:
1948-08-05 in Wembley

Photograph of the semi finals of the Women's 200 metres at the London Olympics, 1948, taken by Olympic Photo Association Limited.

Description on verso: 'The first dead heat of the Olympic meeting of 1948 occurred in the women's 200 metres semi final when Shirley Strickland of Australia tied for first place with Audrey Williamson. Daphne Robb of South Africa was placed third. Williamson went on to take silver in the final behind the Dutch competitor Fanny Blankers-Koen who broke the Olympic record for the event.'

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10218
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Daily Herald Picture Library at the National Science and Media Museum