Winners of the men's 400 metres at the Olympics, London, 1948

 
Winners of the men's 400 metres at the Olympics, London, 1948
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actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

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The victory ceremony after the final of the 400 metres with Arthur Wint recieving his Olympic medal, with fellow Jamacian Herb McKenley who came second and Mal Whitfield (USA) who took third place. Arthur Wint recorded an Olympic record for the 400 metres in 1948 and was the first Jamacian to win an Olympic gold. Wint was known as the Gentle Giant. In 1942 he joined the British Commenwealth Air Training Plan and was sent to Britain for active combat during World War II. He left the RAF in 1947 to attend St Bartholomew's Hospital as a medical student before returning to his homeland as a doctor. Olympic Photo Association

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