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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 116,616 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Yvette Williams is the 657th most popular athlete (down from 569th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 57th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular New Zealander Athlete.

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  • 45.33

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  • 24

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  • 5.10

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  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Yvette Williams ranks 657 out of 3,059Before her are Oliver Macdonald, Dave Albritton, Arie van Vliet, Naohiro Ikeda, Emerson Spencer, and Paul Bontemps. After her are André Auffray, Piero D'Inzeo, Hans Berglund, Gabriele Reinsch, Sulo Nurmela, and Halina Górecka.

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Among people born in 1929, Yvette Williams ranks 375Before her are Ilene Woods, Georgios Roubanis, Terry Moore, Frano Selak, Mario Francesco Pompedda, and Bert Stern. After her are Pat Crawford Brown, J. B. Lenoir, Hal Blaine, Richard Rush, Sergio Mantovani, and Yuri Artsutanov. Among people deceased in 2019, Yvette Williams ranks 341Before her are Martin Lauer, José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Miguel León-Portilla, Imata Kabua, Halvard Hanevold, and Hubert Hahne. After her are Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Barbara Hammer, Pat Crawford Brown, Goo Hara, Pino Caruso, and Hal Blaine.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Yvette Williams ranks 59 out of 248Before her are Kevin Smith (1963), Martin Henderson (1974), Fran Walsh (1959), John Nicholson (1941), Melanie Lynskey (1977), and Vaughan Jones (1952). After her are Anthony Wilding (1883), Rupert Julian (1879), Margaret Mahy (1936), John Key (1961), Terence Bayler (1930), and Bill English (1961).

Among ATHLETES In New Zealand

Among athletes born in New Zealand, Yvette Williams ranks 2Before her are Peter Snell (1938). After her are Neroli Fairhall (1944), Jack Lovelock (1910), Murray Halberg (1933), John Walker (1952), Laurel Hubbard (1978), Dudley Storey (1939), Mark Todd (1956), Valerie Adams (1984), Joe Earl (1952), and Simon Dickie (1951).