Betty McKinnon

1924 -

Betty McKinnon was one of only five Australian female athletes at London 1948. In the 4 x 100 metres relay, she joined with June Maston, Joyce King and Shirley Strickland to finish a close second behind the Fanny Blankers-Koen-led Dutch team.  It took a sparkling anchor leg by Blankers-Koen to claim the Olympic title. This was Australia’s first relay medal in Olympic athletics. McKinnon also competed in the 100 and 200 metres at London.  

Olympic Results

1948 London

100m - Women
Round 1 12.7 (3rd)
Final Placing 19 / 38
200m - Women
Round 1 25.9 (1st)
Semi Final 25.6 (7th)
Final Placing 13 / 33
4 x 100m Relay - Women
Round 1 48.0 (2nd)
Final 47.6 (2nd)
Final Placing 2 / 11