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Shirley Barbara Strickland

Shirley Barbara Strickland Biography

Runner


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.

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

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