14. August 2022

From the Archives, 1952: Jackson strikes gold again at Helsinki Olympics

By Staff Writers

First revealed in The Age on July 28, 1952

Another Win for Marjorie

Second Gold Medal —Then Let Baton Fall

Australia’s Marjorie Jackson (no.30) wins the 200m at the Helsinki Olympics.

Australia’s Marjorie Jackson (no.30) wins the 200m at the Helsinki Olympics.Credit:Olympic World Pool Photo

Marjorie Jackson, the world’s quickest girl athlete, gained her second Olympic gold medal at Helsinki on Saturday with an easy victory in the remaining of the 200 metres occasion. She already had taken the 100 metres remaining.


Then she was the centre of a sensation yesterday when she dropped the baton and misplaced the girls’s 4 by 100 metres relay for Australia.

The girls’s workforce had set a brand new world and Olympic report of 46.1 sec. in an earlier warmth and Miss Jackson had appeared positive to win a 3rd gold medal on this remaining.

Her 200 metres win was Australia’s third gold medal. Shirley Strickland gained the different in the 80 metres hurdles.

Miss Jackson’s time of 23.7 sec. was three-tenths of a second exterior the world report she created in profitable her semi-final.

She ran 23.4 seconds in the semi-final.

Second was Bertha Brouwer, of Holland, and third Nadezhda Khynkina, of Russia. Australia’s Winsome Cripps ran fourth. She was additionally fourth in the 100 metres remaining.

After her victory, Miss Jackson modestly gave the credit score for her success to the individuals of Lithgow and her coach, Jim Monoghan.

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