JACKSON Marjory (1931), Australia / Track and field
Marjory Jackson's hour of fame occurred twice in the Helsinki stadium in 1952, for the 100 and 200 metre dash. At the same time, she had beaten the World records for these two distances. This young Australian had learnt to run on grass and dug holes in the ground to serve as starting blocks. She was so talented that the people in her town built her a proper track with starting blocks to that she could improve her technique and capacity. She returned their kindness in triple. When she returned home to Australia, the locals made a giant cake to welcome her.