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Semi Finals of the Women's 200 metres at the Olympic Games, London, 1948. | by National Science and Media Museum
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Semi Finals of the Women's 200 metres at the Olympic Games, London, 1948.

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.

 

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