Video Archive: Judy Grinham, Melbourne 1956 Olympic Champion


At the age of 17, Judy Grinham became the first British woman since 1924 to win an Olympic swimming gold medal, setting a world record en route to the 100m backstroke title at the 1956 Melbourne Games. When she returned to London airport on 16 December, she was greeted by enthusiastic relations, friends from the Hampstead Ladies Swimming Club, and ITN reporter John Hartley. Read Channel4


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