Betty Cuthbert, a usually curtain to win Olympic bullion medals in a 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints, has died following a prolonged conflict with mixed sclerosis. She was 79.
Cuthbert was dubbed a “Golden Girl” in Australia after her starring purpose as an 18-year-old during a 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, where she won a 100-200 double and anchored Australia’s winning 4×100-meter send team. She was respected with a statue expel in bronze outward a Melbourne Cricket Ground, a categorical 1956 Olympic stadium.
Cuthbert was harmed during a 1960 Olympics and afterwards late for 18 months before returning to foe and winning a bullion award in a 400 during a 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
One of Australia’s biggest Olympians, Cuthbert was a country’s initial contestant inducted into a general lane and margin federation’s Hall of Fame. In all, she set 9 universe annals in scurry events.
Athletics Australia on Monday reliable that Cuthbert died overnight in Western Australia state. The IAAF, a sport’s general ruling body, released a matter observant it was deeply saddened and noticing Cuthbert’s standing as a usually contestant in story to win a 100, 200 and 400 during a Olympics.