Norma Croker
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Norma Croker

Norma Croker Fleming
Personal information
Birth nameNorma Croker
NationalityAustralian
Born(1934-09-11)11 September 1934
Died21 August 2019(2019-08-21) (aged 84)
Brisbane, Australia
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportAthletics
Event(s)100 metres
200 metres
long jump

Norma Croker Fleming (11 September 1934 - 21 August 2019) was an Australian sprinter.[1]

Crokerbwas educated at Brisbane State High School.[2] At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, she placed 4th in the individual 200 metres race, but won the gold medal in 4 x 100 metres relay, together with Shirley Strickland, Fleur Mellor and Betty Cuthbert. At the 1960 Summer Olympics she was a member of the Australian relay team which was disqualified in the heats and also finished 15th in the long jump.[3] Croker was the first Olympic gold medal winner to hail from the Australian state of Queensland.[4]

In the 1956 Australian championships she placed 4th in 100 yards and 3rd in 220 yards. In 1960 she placed 6th in 100 yards, 3rd in 220 yards, 3rd in long jump and 4th in 4 × 100 m relay.[5]

In 2009 Croker was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[6]

Death

Croker Fleming died on August 21, 2019 at the age of 84.

References

  1. ^ https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/olympics/athletics-mourns-olympic-relay-gold-winner-norma-fleming/news-story/477f833ce335c93b0399642d3253ed4f
  2. ^ "BSHS Olympians". brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au. Archived from the original on 13 September 2009.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Norma Croker-Fleming". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queenslands-first-olympic-gold-medallist-norma-crocker-has-died/news-story/610ad7fd01c9fad46245587c7464c58b
  5. ^ "Athletics Australia historical results". athletics.com.au. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Ms Norma Croker". Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. qsport.org.au. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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