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Interview with Marlene Mathews, athletics coach and administrator, and former champion Australian sprinter.

Title
Interview with Marlene Mathews, athletics coach and administrator, and former champion Australian sprinter.
Repository
National Library of Australia
Reference
ORAL TRC 391/79-80
Date Range
28 August 1981
Creator
Bennetts, Neil
Description

Interview: sound recording and transcript. 2 tape reels (c. 60 mins): mono.; 5 in. Mathews speaks about her family background; her success in junior athletics; competing against Marjorie Jackson; her training regimen; track surfaces in Australia; competing against Betty Cuthbert; her injuries; winning bronze in 100 and 200 metres at 1956 Olympics; her world records in 100 and 200 yards; winning two gold medals and one silver medal at 1958 Commonwealth Games; competing at 1960 Olympics; winning gold at Nigerian Independence Games in 1960; attending 1972 Olympics as women's assistant manager; involvement with the Rothmans National Sport Foundation; and the formation of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association.

Formats
Sound recording and Typescript
Access
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