Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elizabeth ("Betty") Cuthbert AM, MBE (born 20 April 1938 in Merrylands, New South Wales) is an Australian athlete, and a fourfold Olympic champion. During her career, she achieved by setting world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. Cuthbert also contributed to Australian relay teams completing a win in the 4x100 metres, 4x110 yards, 4x200 metres and 4x220 yards. At the age of 18, with the 1956 Summer Olympics to be held in Melbourne, Cuthbert set a World Record in the 200 metres, making her one of the favorites for a gold in that event. Cuthbert first reached the finals of the 100 metres, setting an Olympic record of 11.4 seconds in her heat, while the Australian World Record holder Shirley Strickland de la Hunty was eliminated.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135768824
  • 9786135768824