Last night I met ....


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Last night I met ....

Postby mump boy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:31 pm

Betty Cuthbert

I cried for about 15 minutes :cry: :D :D

That's all
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Re: Last night I met ....

Postby Master Po » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:20 pm

mump -- What was the occasion to meet her? Did you get to talk with her much...you know, amidst the tears? :) What a great opportunity -- she's one of the greats, imo.
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Re: Last night I met ....

Postby mump boy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:53 pm

I've been at the IAAF Gala in Barcelona, i met her at the welcome dinner and then again at the Hall of Fame induction.

She has multiple sclerosis now and has been in a wheelchair for 30 years, she was a delight to talk to and said that this weekend has been the greatest honour of her life. I said meeting her was the same for me :D

This weekend has been rather surreal
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Re: Last night I met ....

Postby Rog » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:37 am

Cool, the only athlete to win gold medals at all three sprints!
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Postby gh » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:51 am

Speaking of "afflicted" athletes, was pleasure to talk to John Walker for the first time in 9 years. These things come and go, of course, but his Parkinson's seemed much more under control this time around. He remains one of the sport's great gentlemen.
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Re: Last night I met ....

Postby mal » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:39 am

I was fortunate to meet Bett Cuthbert pre wheel chair. She was visiting my state, and she also was the inspiration at a gathering in Melbourne in 1977.
Such a lovely person. And unbelievable athlete. At that stage in my career I was fortunate to be around a lot of great athletes, but Betty Cuthbert was a fantastic and caring person, as well as a ferocious competitor.
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Re: Last night I met ....

Postby gh » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:12 am

I was thrilled to ride on a ferry in the Sydney Harbor that was named the Betty Cuthbert. (On a related note, I also flew on a BWI plane out of Trinidad that was the Hasely Crawford!)
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