Marlene Mathews-Willard

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMarlene Judith•Mathews-Willard (-O'Shea)
Used nameMarlene•Mathews-Willard
Born14 July 1934 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
Measurements170 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsWestern Suburbs AAC, Sydney (AUS)
NOC Australia

Biography

Marlene Mathews-Willard had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1956 Olympics 100 metres, 3rd in the 1956 Olympics 200 metres; 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 100 yards, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 220 yards, 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Relay (with Betty Cuthbert and the non-Olympians Kay Johnson and Wendy Hayes). At the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Mathews-Willard did not finish her heat in the 100 yards.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1956); 200 – 23.54y (1958).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Marlene Mathews
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Australia DNS
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Marlene Mathews-Willard
100 metres, Women (Olympic) 6 h2 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Australia AC h2 r1/2

Special Notes