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Betty Cuthbert (born as Elizabeth Cuthbert in Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia) is a famous Athlete from Australia, she is 79 years old and still alive, born April 20, 1938.

Biography

Elizabeth ("Betty") Cuthbert is a former Australian athlete who won four Olympic gold medals in the sprint.

In the spring of 1956 she set a world record of 200 meters with 23.2. She was thus gold favorite in front of the Olympic Games in Melbourne that year. During the Olympics she first started at 200 meters, where her teammates and world record holder Shirley Strickland was a great favorite. She, however, was eliminated in the qualifying heats, and Cuthbert won the final. With this surprising victory in the back, she won the individual 200-meter final. She took her third gold medal with the Australian team in the 4 x 100 m relay.

During the Olympics 1960 in Rome, 100 and 200 meters dominated by American Wilma Rudolph. Cuthbert was knocked out in the trial of 100 meters, and did not participate in the 200 meters.

After a few years off she made a comeback during the Commonwealth Games 1962 in Perth, this time at 400 meters. During the Olympic Games 1964 in Tokyo, she won the 400 meters and took his fourth Olympic gold.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 9 quotes who is written / told by Betty.

Related authors: Wilma Rudolph

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Cuthbert

Famous quotes by Betty Cuthbert (9)


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"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability"
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"My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won"
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"The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it"
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"I always felt free when I ran. I suppose that's what was good about it"
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"You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to succeed - by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed, you will succeed"
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"Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth"
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"My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m"
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"My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way"
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"No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m"


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