Year Awarded: 2002
Sport: Athletics
Team Sport Australia Award

Women's 4x100m Relay Team (Athletics) - 1956

The only Australian relay team men or women that has won an Olympic Gold Medal. Ranked number one in the world in 1956, the team set a world record every time it competed.

Olympic Games, Melbourne

Team Members:

Norma Croker, Betty Cuthbert, Shirley de la Hunty (Strickland), Fleur Mellor

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