Shirley Barbara Strickland

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Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 11, 2004 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1925
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 11, 2004 (78)

About

Female Australian athlete who won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports, including three golds.

Before Fame

She attended Northam High School on a scholarship.

Trivia

She was one of the torchbearers at the Opening Ceremony for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

She married geologist Lawrence Edmund de la Hunty in 1950 and had four children: Phillip, Barbara, Matthew, and David.

Associated With

She and Michael Phelps became two well-regarded Olympic gold medalists.