BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Rand jumps world record to win
Rand scoops 1964 Sportsview award
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1964, athlete Mary Rand was named Sportsview Personality of the Year winner.
Rand lead the way for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics Games, becoming the nation's first female to win an Olympics athletics gold, competing in the long jump. This gold was also a new long jump world record of 6.76 meters.
To propel her all-round athlete status, Rand also took silver in the modern pentathlon and bronze in the 4x100 meters.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.