Scarce official winner’s diploma issued to Great Britain’s Elenor Gordon in the 200-meter breaststroke at the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics, 23 x 17.5, with Olympic rings, Melbourne coat of arms, and bold text: “Diploma, Olympic Games Melbourne 1956, Sixth, Swimming—200 M. Breaststroke, Women, H. Gordon.” Signed at the conclusion by representatives of the IOC and MOC. In very good to fine condition, with overall light scattered creasing. A total of four thousand diplomas were ordered for the 1956 Games, which were to be distributed to first through sixth individual place finishers, as well as for members of teams placed one through six. Helen Orr "Elenor" Gordon placed sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke at the XVI Olympiad, four years after earning a bronze medal in the same event.
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