Betty Cuthbert R.I.P.

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Betty Cuthbert R.I.P.

Post by Biggdad » 07 Aug 2017, 09:02

Betty Cuthbert passes away:
Great Athlete, great person Rest in Peace! :teary

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-07/c ... es/8780228

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Post by kfchugo » 07 Aug 2017, 13:51

Certainly a great athlete and a great Australian that we can all be proud of. I dont recall ever reading anything scandalous or even controversial about our Betty. :happy-sunshine:

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Post by Trishia » 07 Aug 2017, 18:43

I think she did well to get to 79 years of age.
She was certainly an inspiration to young women of her day.

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Post by Perrorist » 07 Aug 2017, 20:48

Those were the days before athletics, and the Olympics in particular, became a commercial enterprise. I was a keen follower of athletics in those days: Betty Cuthbert, John Landy, Ron Clarke, De Castella... How times have changed.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 08 Aug 2017, 07:59

The Golden Girl

http://athletics.com.au/About-Us/Hall-o ... y-Cuthbert
What softens the tendency to feel wretched about the awful irony of those legs is the woman’s own unfailing cheerfulness of spirit. She has adjusted to life in a wheelchair, and feels no sense of self-pity. She became a victim of multiple sclerosis in 1969, and has lived the past 14 years in West Australia, confined to variations of that wheelchair. She is utterly content, usually bright to a point of perkiness, sustained by the company of friends and memories and the comfort of deep faith. She is certain she will walk again some day.

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Post by godfather » 08 Aug 2017, 12:19

An Aussie icon gone too soon. R.I.P. Betty!

I know she suffered from MS but 79 is still very young!

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