HistoryOld Photos & DocumentsSports History

Picture of Emmanuel Ifeajuna breaking the British high jump record in Vancouver

Above is the picture of Emmanuel Ifeajuna breaking the British high jump record at 6 ft & 8 inch at the Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada in the year 1954. He competed wearing only his left shoe and still won the jump. Ifeajuna became the first black African to win a gold medal. This earned him the nickname “Emma Vancouver“.

Thank you for viewing,
oldnaija.com

Picture Credit:
Weekly Magazine, 1954

Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (August 10, 2017). Picture of Emmanuel Ifeajuna breaking the British high jump record in Vancouver. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2017/08/10/picture-of-emmanuel-ifeajuna-breaking-the-british-high-jump-record-in-vancouver/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button