Marilyn Edwards

1944 –

At the national titles leading up to Tokyo 1964, Marilyn Black (Edwards) was placed third in both the 100 yards and 220 yards but at the Olympic Games she was the only Australian to make the finals in the 100m and 200m. She finished sixth in the 100m and an extremely close third in the 200m. In the 4x100m relay, she teamed with Diane Bowering, Joyce Bennett and Margaret Burvill to finish sixth in a high-class field. She did not compete in any future Olympic or Commonwealth Games and after Tokyo she married Peter Vassella who placed seventh in the 400m.

Olympic Results

1964 Tokyo

100m - Women
Qualifying 11.5 (1st)
Quarter Final 11.4 (1st)
Semi Final 11.6 (2nd)
Final 11.7 (6th)
Final Placing 6 / 44
200m - Women
Qualifying 23.7 (2nd)
Semi Final 23.4 (1st)
Final 23.1 (3rd)
Final Placing 3 / 29
4 x 100m Relay - Women
Qualifying 45.2 (4th)
Final 45.0 (6th)
Final Placing 6 / 15