Photograph taken during women's 80m hurdles final, 1952 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
1952
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph showing action shot of 6 female athletes all astride jumping a hurdle, with large crowd behind in stadium. The photograph has been taken from a low angle very close to the hurdles, looking up at the athletes. Shirley Strickland is fourth from right, and went on to win the gold medal in the race, which was the final of the event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. On the back are pencil annotations which read in part 1ST HURDLE / 80 M HURDLE.
Measurements
H: 180 W: 240mm (H: 7 1/16 W: 9 7/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1952
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.830
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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