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Marjorie Jackson

Full name: Marjorie Jackson (-Nelson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 13, 1931 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: ?, Victoria, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Peter Nelson.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Marjorie Nelson-Jackson was the supreme female sprinter of the early 1950s. She won the Olympic sprint double in 1952, and at the Commonwealth Games, she won seven sprint gold medals, as follows: 1950 and 1954 100 yards and 220 yards doubles, the 110-220-110 yards relay (with Shirley Strickland and Verna Johnston) and the 220-110-220-110 yards relay (with Shirley Strickland, Verna Johnston, and the non-Olympian Ann Shanley) in 1950, and the 4×110 yards relay (with Winsome Cripps and the non-Olympians Gwen Wallace and Nancy Fogarty) in 1954. Jackson set six individual world records, four in the 100 and two in the 200, and ran on the Australian 4×100 relay that set a world record in the heats at the 1952 Olympics. In 2001 Marjorie Jackson was appointed Governor of South Australia, a position in which she served until relinquishing it in July 2007.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.4 (1952); 200 – 23.59 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Australia AUS 1 Gold
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres Australia AUS 1 Gold
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Australia AUS 5

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Final 1 =WR 11.5 11.67 5
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=WR 11.5 11.75
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=OR 11.6 11.84
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Round One Heat Eight 1 QU/OR 11.6 11.86

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Final 1 23.7 23.89 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 23.4 23.59
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia Round One Heat Three 1 QU/WR 23.6 23.73

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia AUS Final 5 46.6 46.86 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Australia AUS Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 46.1 46.22