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Marjorie Jackson
Australia Crest

Champion sprinter known as the 'Lithgow Flash'.

At the 1950 Auckland Commonwealth Games she won gold in the 100 yds and 220 yds.

Marjorie was the first Australian woman to win Olympic gold when she won the 100 metres sprint at Helsinki in 1952. She then won the 200 metres, equalling the world's longest standing world record.

In 1954 at the Vancouver Commonwealth Games she repeated her Auckland effort by winning two golds.

On 26/11/98 she was appointed as a director of SOCOG to replace the 'Bid King', Rod McGeoch.

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