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Flintoff-King, Debbie (1960 - )

20 April 1960
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist, Olympian and Track and Field Athlete
Alternative Names
  • Flintoff, Debbie


Debbie Flintoff-King was a hard-working, determined athlete who became an Olympic champion in the grueling 400 meters hurdles event. She won Commonwealth Gold in 1982 and 1986, spent an intense season competing in Europe in 1987, but is best remembered for her last-stride victory in Seoul in 1988.



Gold Medalist at Brisbane Commonwealth Games - Athletics - 400m Hurdles
Competed in Los Angeles
Gold Medalist at Edinburgh Commonwealth Games - Athletics - 400m Hurdles, 400m
Gold Medalist at the Seoul Olympic Games - Athletics - 400m Hurdles

Sources used to compile this entry: Vamplew, Vray; Moore, Katharine; O'Hara, John; Cashman, Richard; Jobling, Ian (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport, Revised Second edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1997.

Nikki Henningham

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