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Fleur Mellor

Full name: Fleur Northey Mellor (-Wenham)
Gender: Female
Born: July 13, 1936 in Penshurst, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: St. George DAC, Hurstville (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Fleur Mellor’s sprinting ability was noticed in school at St. George Girls High School in Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney. Coached by Jim Monaghan, who also coached [Marjorie Jackson], Mellor was driven by her parents from Sydney to Lithgow each weekend to train with him. Competing first at the Australian Championships in 1953, she was the Australian 4x100 yds relay champion in 1956 and 1958. Her best individual finish was fourth in the 100 yds at the 1958 Australian Meet. Chosen for the 1956 Australian Olympic team, Mellor was a member of the Australian 4x100 relay team, which won a gold medal and set two world records, clocking 44.9 in the heats and 44.5 in the final. She retired from athletics after she was not chosen for the Australian 1958 British Empire & Commonwealth Games team. Mellor later married pastor Brian Wenham and worked as a legal stenographer.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.9 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Australia AUS 1 Gold WR

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Australia AUS Final 1 WR 44.5 44.65 3
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Australia AUS Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 44.9 45.00
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