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Betty Cuthbert

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Born Wednesday 20 April 1938, died Sunday 6 August 2017

Occupation: Athlete

Nationality: Australian

My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won.

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My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.

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You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to succeed - by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed, you will succeed.

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The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it.

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My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m.

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No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m.

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Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth.

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I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.

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I always felt free when I ran. I suppose that's what was good about it.

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