Albany Olympian's tribute to Betty Cuthbert

1956 Gold Medallist dies at 79

Albany Olympian's tribute to Betty Cuthbert

Sad news in Australian sport this morning with the passing of Betty Cuthbert AM MBE at the age of 79

Setting the track alight as an 18 year old at the Melbourne Olympic games in 1956, Cuthbert won 3 gold medals and added another in 1964 excelling in the 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 by 100 metre relay and the 400 metre race.

In 2012, Betty Cuthbert was inducted into the World Athletics Hall Of Fame.

Local state member for Albany and 1968 Olympic runner at Mexico City, Peter Watson paid tribute to the late Betty Cuthbert.

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