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Betty Cuthbert is a former Australian sprinter and a fourfold Olympic champion. Born in 1938, Cuthbert grew up in Sydney and began running at the age of eight. As an 18-year-old she competed at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics won gold in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay. She became the first Australian athlete of either sex to win three Gold medals at a single Olympics, earning her the nickname ‘The Golden Girl’. In 1964 Betty Cuthbert sealed her career with a gold medal victory in the 400 metres final at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, before officially retiring from athletics. During her career Cuthbert set 16 official world records, either as an individual or in relay teams. In 1969 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and began actively campaigning for research funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 1984, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to sport and the community. Cuthbert was one of the bearers of the Olympic Torch at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In 2012 Cuthbert was one of the inaugural inductees of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) new Hall of Fame.

1956: MELBOURNE, VIC. Australian athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1956
MARCH 12, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Tracee Lea
12 March, 1994
OCTOBER 20, 1993: MANDURA, WA. Former athlete...
By Ken Matts
20 October, 1993
OCTOBER 20, 1993: MANDURA, WA. Former athlete...
By Ken Matts
20 October, 1993
OCTOBER 20, 1993: MANDURA, WA. Former athlete...
By Ken Matts
20 October, 1993
SEPTEMBER 23, 1993: PERTH, WA. Former athlete...
By Ken Matts
23 September, 1993
MARCH 26, 1992: PERTH, WA. Former athlete Betty...
By Tony McDonough
26 March, 1992
MARCH 26, 1992: PERTH, WA. Former athlete Betty...
By Tony McDonough
26 March, 1992
MARCH 26, 1992: PERTH, WA. Former athlete Betty...
By Tony McDonough
26 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Bob Barker
22 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Bob Barker
22 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Graham Hely
22 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Bob Barker
22 March, 1992
1992: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Betty Cuthbert and...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1992
JUNE 17, 1988: Sydney, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By Steve Brennan
17 June, 1988
JUNE 13, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By Colin Murty
13 June, 1988
JUNE 13, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By Colin Murty
13 June, 1988
JUNE 13, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By Colin Murty
13 June, 1988
OCTOBER 15, 1984: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete...
By Bob Finlayson
15 October, 1984
SEPTEMBER 23, 1982: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former...
By News Ltd
23 September, 1982
OCTOBER 30, 1981: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former Australian...
By Will Burgess
30 October, 1981
MARCH 30, 1981: LISMORE, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Ray Strange
30 March, 1981
MARCH 30, 1981: LISMORE, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Ray Strange
30 March, 1981
MARCH 30, 1981: LISMORE, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Ray Strange
30 March, 1981
JUNE 21, 1980: MELBOURNE, VIC. Former athlete...
By Will Burgess
21 June, 1980
JULY 16, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. Newly appointed SCG...
By Paul Sargeant
16 July, 1978
JULY 12, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Ken Matts
12 July, 1978
JULY 12, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former Lord...
By Barry McKinnon
12 July, 1978
MAY 8, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By Barry Norman
08 May, 1978
MARCH 3, 1977: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Betty Cuthbert,...
By News Ltd
03 March, 1977
JANUARY 29, 1977: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athelte...
By News Ltd
29 January, 1977
NOVEMBER 9, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (Back Row L-R)...
By News Ltd
09 November, 1976
JULY 19, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former Australian...
By News Ltd
19 July, 1976
JUNE 21, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
21 June, 1976
JUNE 6, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Athlete Debbie...
By News Ltd
06 June, 1976
APRIL 6, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
06 April, 1976
MARCH 5, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athletes...
By Will Russell
05 March, 1976
FEBRUARY, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former American...
By News Ltd
01 February, 1976
FEBRUARY 1, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. Swimmer Jenny Turrall,...
By News Ltd
01 February, 1976
FEBRUARY, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By News Ltd
01 February, 1976
MARCH 15, 1975: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Rugby league...
By News Ltd
15 March, 1975
NOVEMBER 26, 1974: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete...
By News Ltd
26 November, 1974
DECEMBER 21, 1973: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete...
By News Ltd
21 December, 1973
APRIL 7, 1972: SYDNEY, NSW. Former athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
07 April, 1972
FEBRUARY 8, 1971: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former athlete...
By Wal Harrison
08 February, 1971
NOVEMBER, 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
01 November, 1964
OCTOBER 17, 1964: TOKYO, JPN. Australian athlete...
By News Ltd
17 October, 1964
SEPTEMBER 16, 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
16 September, 1964
FEBRUARY 2, 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
02 February, 1964
FEBRUARY 2, 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
02 February, 1964
CIRCA 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1963
JULY 19, 1960: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
19 July, 1960
JUNE 21, 1960: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
21 June, 1960
MARCH, 1960: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
01 March, 1960
CIRCA 1960: MELBOURNE, VIC. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1960
DECEMBER 23, 1959: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty...
By News Ltd
23 December, 1959
NOVEMBER 9, 1959: Sydney, NSW. SYDNEY, NSW. Injured...
By News Ltd
09 November, 1959
JUNE 22, 1959: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
22 June, 1959
APRIL 18, 1959: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
18 April, 1959
JULY 3, 1958: SYDNEY, NSW. Athlete Betty Cuthbert...
By News Ltd
03 July, 1958
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