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Elizabeth "Betty" Cuthbert AM, MBE is an Australian athlete, and a fourfold Olympic champion.

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Betty Cuthbert c. 1950s
Personal information
Birth name Elizabeth Cuthbert
Nationality Australian
Born (1938-04-20) 20 April 1938 (age 78)
Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Western Australia
Height 5 ft 6 2 in (169 cm)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres
200 metres
400 metres

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 set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. She went to Ermington Public School which inspired and supported her to go in to the olympics. Cuthbert also contributed to Australian relay teams completing a win in the 4 × 100 metres, 4 × 110 yards, 4 × 200 metres and 4 × 220 yards. Cuthbert had a distinctive running style, with a high knee lift and mouth wide open.