Good­bye, Golden Girl

The Australian Women's Weekly - - In The News... -

We bid farewell to four-time Olympic athletics gold medal­list, Betty Cuth­bert. The only Olympian to win gold in all sprint events, she was dubbed Aus­tralia’s “golden girl”. Betty was di­ag­nosed with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis in 1969 and ded­i­cated her later years to rais­ing aware­ness of the con­di­tion that fi­nally took her life in Au­gust, at age 79. She was a coura­geous, gen­er­ous, gra­cious Aus­tralian and, as ath­letic star Cathy Free­man said, her story will in­spire fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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