• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2525

MacGibbon-Weeks, Charlotte Cecilia

(1924 – 2009)
  • Born 27 September, 1924, Victoria Australia
  • Died 10 January, 2009, Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist, Track and Field Athlete


Charlotte McGibbon was unlucky to reach her peak in the early 1940s when there was no international competition due to World War II.

Specialising in the javelin, she was the first Australian woman to beat 40 metres and won every national championships from 1940 to 1952.

She was unlucky to miss Olympic selection in 1948 but, in the Empire Games of 1950, became Australia’s first international throws medallist with her gold medal in the javelin.


  • 1950 - 1950

    Athletics – Javelin Throw

    Gold Medalist at Auckland Empire Games

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