Mary Rand

woman

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Mary Denise Rand, MBE (née Bignal on 10 February 1940) is an English former track and field athlete. She won the long jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics by breaking the world record, the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. She remains the only Great Britain female athlete to win three medals in a single Games.

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This represents the world record ladies long jump made by Mary Bignal Rand, a native of this city, to win the cold medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 it is 22' 2 1/4" long and is placed here in admiration of her achievement Presented by TWW

Market Place, Wells, United Kingdom where they was