Inductees 2019 - POSTHUMOUS INDUCTEE -Clara (Decima) Norman MBE

Clara (Decima) Norman MBE

Clara (Decima) Norman MBE was the star of the 1938 Empire Games in Sydney. She stunned the athletics world by winning 5 gold medals, a feat yet to be equalled. At the Australian selection trials in 1937 she won the sprint double guaranteeing selection in the Games and the same year, was instrumental in establishing the WA Women’s Amateur Athletic Association, ultimately allowing WA female athletes to compete nationally, and internationally. In 1939 she equalled the 100yds world record for women. Due to WWII the 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled so she was unable to complete however in 1940 she won three gold medals at the Australian Women’s Amateur Athletics Championships. She retired in 1948. Decima was an early pioneer for women in athletics in WA, an incredible role model, and a humble champion who become the first Golden Girl of Athletics in Australia. (1909 – 1983)



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Inductees 2019
Frauke Bolten-boshammer
Alexandra Atkins
Anette Schoombee
Annie Nayina Milgin
Bronwyn Lesley Barnes
Irene Stainton
Violet Arrey
Marion Fulker
Prof. Rhonda Marriott
M’Liss Henry OAM
Joyce Pamela Westrip OAM
Lee Musumeci
Dawn Wallam
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