Female Athletics Track Stars

Ten female track athletes have become Olympic champions in athletics winning 15 gold between them.

The 1950's was the golden decade for Australia's female track and field stars - Marjorie Nelson (Jackson), Shirley de la Hunty (Strickland) and Betty Cuthbert leading the way. There were another two champions in the 60's and then long breaks to Debbie Flintoff-King in 1988, Cathy Freeman in 2000 and Sally Pearson in 2012. These women put Australian track and field on the map.

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