Betty Cuthbert, a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, has died.

PERTH, Australia (AP) Betty Cuthbert, who won the 100-, 200-meter and sprint relay gold medals at the 1956 Olympics, has died following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79.

Athletics Australia on Monday confirmed that Cuthbert died overnight.

Cuthbert, who added a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo to her three from Melbourne, was the first Australian inducted into the international track and field federation's Hall of Fame.

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