Four-time Olympic champion Cuthbert dies aged 79

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Australian sprinting legend Betty Cuthbert has died at the age of 79, Athletics Australia has confirmed.

"Betty was the Golden Girl of the track and a national heroine", said Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates.

"Betty was an icon of Australian and worldwide athletics and it is with great sadness that we learned of her passing this morning", stated Arbib.

"Betty was a legend of the sport and Team Australia extends our sympathies to her family and friends at this sad time", she said shortly after finishing sixth in the marathon.

Cuthbert was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1969 and was restricted to a wheelchair later in life.

JANE FLEMMING, two-time Commonwealth games gold medallist (told Fox Sports): "I can't emphasise enough how incredible her performance was.to run the time she did to win that 400m in Tokyo".

She returned to the public eye when the Olympic Games were hosted by her home town of Sydney in 2000 and was one of the bearers of the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony.

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Tributes have continued to flow for Cuthbert from the athletics world and beyond.

She shot to fame as a little-known 18-year-old at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, earning her the nickname "Golden Girl" by local media. She was one of the inaugural inductees to the IAAF Hall of Fame in 2012.

"I am so sad to hear of the passing of Betty Cuthbert", she wrote.

And 400m champion Cathy Freeman.

During her career, she set world records at 60m, 100 yards, 200m, 220 yards and 440 yards, and remains the only Olympian to have won gold in all sprint events. "I'm so happy I got to meet such a tremendous and gracious role model, and Olympic champion". She'd bought some tickets to attend the Games as a spectator because she wasn't certain she'd qualify for the team. Only Ian Thorpe's five Olympic gold beats Cuthbert's tally.

MALCOLM TURNBULL, Prime Minister - "Rest in peace Betty Cuthbert - an inspiration and a champion on and off the track". "I think there is a reason why I have MS and that is to inspire other people who are suffering from the disease", she said.

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