Great Olympians

Biographies - CUT


Betty Cuthbert

B. 1938-04-20, Merrylands, near Sydney, Australia
Track and Field (4 gold)
1956 1964 HP
100 m gold - 6400
200 m gold - 6400
400 m gold 6400
4 x 100 m gold - 1600
20800

She was injured in 1960, but in 1964 successfully moved up to 400 m to claim her fourth gold medal. She broke sixteen world records (including distances of 100, 220 and 440 yards).


Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2011-08-15

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