Betty Cuthbert

1938 - 2017

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Elizabeth Alyse Cuthbert, (20 April 1938 – 6 August 2017) was an Australian athlete and a four-time Olympic champion. She was nicknamed Australia's "Golden Girl". During her career, she set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Cuthbert has received more than 256,876 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Betty Cuthbert is the 342nd most popular athlete (down from 285th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Australia (down from 119th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Betty Cuthbert ranks 342 out of 3,055Before her are Yrjö Nikkanen, Tamara Bykova, Gyula Zsivótzky, Glenn Davis, Galina Bystrova, and Sven Thofelt. After her are Fauja Singh, Gunder Hägg, John Akii-Bua, Tamara Tyshkevich, Kinue Hitomi, and Jānis Daliņš.

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Among people born in 1938, Betty Cuthbert ranks 313Before her are Aristide Guarneri, Severino Reija, Urs Widmer, Victor Buono, Duane Eddy, and Rafael Osuna. After her are Werner Olk, Jon Sobrino, Murtala Mohammed, Valentin Mankin, Bart Berman, and Gavino Ledda. Among people deceased in 2017, Betty Cuthbert ranks 295Before her are John Abercrombie, Richard Hatch, Tankred Dorst, Peter Härtling, Prodigy, and Teresa Ann Savoy. After her are Paul J. Weitz, Robert Guillaume, Michael Ogio, Darlanne Fluegel, Robert Alt, and Paavo Lonkila.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Betty Cuthbert ranks 157 out of 790Before her are Mia Wasikowska (1989), Malcolm Turnbull (1954), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Ian Thorpe (1982), John Seale (1942), and John Russell (1858). After her are Tony Roche (1945), Rebel Wilson (1980), Phoebe Tonkin (1989), Ruby Rose (1986), Anna Torv (1979), and Norman Brookes (1877).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, Betty Cuthbert ranks 3Before her are Peter Norman (1942) and Ron Clarke (1937). After her are Bobby Pearce (1905), Nick Winter (1894), John Winter (1924), Shirley Strickland (1925), Stan Rowley (1876), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), Herb Elliott (1938), Cathy Freeman (1973), and Norma Croker (1934).