27 Mar Jean Pickering, a woman who made an amazing impact

At the 1950 European Athletics Championships in Brussels, Jean Desforges was a member of the triumphant British 4 x 100m relay team and four years later in Berne, a leap of 6.04m took her to the top of the podium in the long jump.

No British athlete, before or since, has won gold both on the track and in the field at the event.

Full Article from European Athletics HERE & British Athletics HERE