Cuthbert's teammates have fond memories of the Golden Girl
Athletics: Women's 100m Final Melbourne 1956Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Mathews compete in the Women's 100 metres final. Cuthbert wins Gold and Mathews wins Bronze. Footage includes medal ceremony. Copyright IOC.
Athletics: Women's 200m Melbourne 1956Betty Cuthbert wins the Women's 200 metres at the Melbourne 1956 Games, setting a new World and Olympic record. Marlene Mathews finished third and Norma Croker (Fleming) came fourth. Footage includes slow motion replay, results displayed on scoreboard, medal ceremony and Cuthbert kissing her Gold medal. Copyright IOC.
1956 Olympic Games - PerformancesListen to the memories of Betty Cuthbert, Marlene Mathews and Shirley Strickland at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
Kapyla Club 56th Reunion - 2009Each year members of the 1952 Australian Olympic Team and their guests gather as friends for a fun occasion with songs and stories. Four-time water polo Olympian and AOC Vice President Peter Montgomery was this year’s guest speaker.
Melbourne 1956 highlights
Sunshine bathed Melbourne and the MCG for the Opening Ceremony of the 1956 Summer Games. Betty Cuthbert, Shirley Strickland, Dawn Fraser and Murray Rose where some of the Aussie stars.