Yvette Williams

1929 - 2019

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Dame Yvette Winifred Corlett (née Williams; 25 April 1929 – 13 April 2019) was a New Zealand track-and-field athlete who was the first woman from her country to win an Olympic gold medal and to hold the world record in the women's long jump. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yvette Williams has received more than 95,388 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Yvette Williams is the 570th most popular athlete (down from 325th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from New Zealand and the 2nd most popular New Zealander Athlete.

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Among athletes, Yvette Williams ranks 570 out of 3,055Before her are Bob Hayes, Bärbel Wöckel, George Goulding, Heide Rosendahl, Lloyd La Beach, and Márta Rudas. After her are Albert Zürner, Heinz Fütterer, Harold Osborn, Martin Lauer, Helena Fibingerová, and Hélène de Pourtalès.

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Among people born in 1929, Yvette Williams ranks 353Before her are Elizabeth Spriggs, Frans Andriessen, Ferdinand Oyono, Bert Stern, Yordan Radichkov, and Fazlur Rahman Khan. After her are Richard Bass, Bob Brookmeyer, Rafael Chimishkyan, Keijo Liinamaa, Irwin I. Shapiro, and Michael D. Coe. Among people deceased in 2019, Yvette Williams ranks 352Before her are Frans Andriessen, Peter Tork, Billy McNeill, George Fernandes, Barbara Hammer, and King Kong Bundy. After her are Jeremy Kemp, Heinz Fütterer, Ken Kavanagh, Martin Lauer, Michael D. Coe, and Sheila Dikshit.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Yvette Williams ranks 57 out of 206Before her are Lee Tamahori (1950), Raymond Firth (1901), Fran Walsh (1959), John Nicholson (1941), Margaret Mahy (1936), and Hugh Walpole (1884). After her are John Key (1961), Rupert Julian (1879), Geoff Murphy (1938), Bill English (1961), Te Atairangikaahu (1931), and Martin Henderson (1974).

Among ATHLETES In New Zealand

Among athletes born in New Zealand, Yvette Williams ranks 2Before her are Peter Snell (1938). After her are Murray Halberg (1933), Jack Lovelock (1910), John Walker (1952), Neroli Fairhall (1944), Dudley Storey (1939), Valerie Adams (1984), Simon Dickie (1951), Barbara Kendall (1967), Hamish Carter (1971), and Tom Ashley (1984).