Photograph of Fanny Blankers-Koen winning 100m semi-final, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
1948
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph of Fanny Blankers-Koen (athlete) crossing the finish line of a race, head to the side. The finish tape is visible just in front of her. She wears a white top, darker shorts, and dark shoes. Five other women are just behind her, including Shirley Strickland, wearing number 668. This race was Heat 1 of the Semi-finals for the women's 100m event. Fanny Blankers-Koen and Shirley Strickland advanced to the final, and finished first and third, respectively. A purple stamp is on the reverse, reads, "THE TIMES".
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 111 W: 159mm (H: 4 3/8 W: 6 1/4")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1948
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.289
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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Semi-Final 1 (of 3) in 100m. L-R= Grete Nielsen (DEN), Strickland, Doris Batter (GBR), Phyllis Lightbourn-Jones (BER), Blankers-Koen, Liliana Tagliaferri (ITA).

- Graham Thomas

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