Sandra Morgan
Australian swimmer
Sandra Morgan
Sandra Anne Morgan is a former Australian freestyle swimmer, who won gold in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. At the age of 14 years and 6 months, she became the youngest Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, a record that still stands. Morgan began serious training in early 1956 and won Olympic selection for the relay team as well as the 400 m freestyle.
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Ex-Mail man in eye of hurricane - Hartlepool Today
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John, whose partner is Sandra Morgan, 51, added: “The weather started deteriorating at about 6pm on Wednesday with wind and rain. By that time we had secured the house and stored all garden furniture in the garage. “We then just sat back and watched
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Remembering Dr Sandra Morgan — a true advocate of the poor and dispossessed - Jamaica Observer
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During the service Morgan's husband launched the Dr Sandra Morgan Social Entrepreneurship Fund in her honour. The initiative is aimed at assisting young entrepreneurs with starting their businesses. Morgan's remains were interred at the Dovecot
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Many Northeast Tarrant cities are considering employee raises - Fort Worth Star Telegram
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The budget proposal does not include wage increases, but it adds five full-time positions and eliminates two, according to the proposal, signed by City Manager Scott Neils and Finance Director Sandra Morgan. Council members voted 5-2 to consider the
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Jewell R. Morgan - Pontiac Daily Leader
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She is survived by her four children, Randell S. (Sandra) Morgan of Pontiac, Curtis Warren (Pat) Chapman of Tempe, Ariz., Bette (Glen) Ewell of Mesa, Ariz., and Gary (Mari) Chapman of Pontiac; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Jacob, Tracie, Martin,
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A special bond forges a Canadian Dressage champion - Canada.com
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Right away her dad called up Sandra Morgan, owner of Shadie Stables, to board Arquero at his new home where the colt grew up and still is stabled to this day. This is where Kaylyn trained and learned from Sandra how to raise, handle and care for her
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'The only thing that separates us is us' - Jamaica Observer
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Rev Dr Sandra Morgan was a superlative human being - accomplished, generous and beautiful. We were awestruck when her image appeared on the screen at last Saturday's packed thanksgiving service, and we heard her pure, faith-filled rendition of the
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Dr Sandra Morgan passes at age 52 - Jamaica Observer
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DR Sandra Morgan, marketing professional, pastor and wife of social entrepreneur Dr Henley Morgan died on Monday at age 52, less than two months after she was diagnosed with leukaemia
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Letter: Industry misrepresented as a whole - The Columbian
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Reading the July 12 story “Medicaid effort hailed,” I'm sorry Sandra Morgan had a bad experience at a local nursing home. What really made me angry was that The Columbian chose to print her perceptions of mistreatment mostly on the front page
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Medicaid program hailed - The Columbian
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By Zachary Kaufman Sandra Morgan, who spent a month in a nursing home before receiving in-home care through the state's Medicaid program, poses for a portrait last week. • 1.2 million residents use Medicaid (47000 of them are in the
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Research notes returned to Cherbourg community - ABC Local
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Tony Jefferies is one of the Queensland University students who unearthed the lost documents and returned them to the Ration Shed Museum. Cherbourg community leader Sandra Morgan says the documents and photographs will be a valuable addition to their
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全家體育迷 已訂連環睇波大計 Max幸運兒21元贏3,5 - 香港新浪網
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(本報記者夏鎮權)倫尼與妻子摩根(Sandra Morgan),以及兒子凱爾(Kyle Rennie)在接過由卑詩彩票局代表發出的35738798元支票後表示,他於數月前在美國拉斯維加斯(Las Vegas)時曾下注50元,買加人隊今年贏得史丹利盃,目前正在等加人隊奪盃後再領取獎金。
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周二到溫市觀加人隊作賽卑詩練馬師獨中3500萬彩金 - 香港新浪網
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據CTV電視台報道,這對幸運兒夫婦是倫尼(Dave Rennie)和摩根(Sandra Morgan),在金寶爾河擁有一個牧場,丈夫任職鋼鐵公司僱員,妻子從事訓練馬匹的工作。倫尼上周五在金寶爾河一家便利店購買了該張至多彩的彩票,結果就中了當天傍晚開彩的頭獎。
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卑诗夫妇独中上周3500万至多彩大奖 - 加拿大都市网
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据CTV电视台报道,这对幸运儿夫妇是伦尼(Dave Rennie)和摩根(Sandra Morgan),在金宝尔河拥有一个牧场,丈夫任职钢铁公司僱员,妻子从事训练马匹的工作。伦尼上周五在金宝尔河一家便利店购买了该张至多彩的彩票,结果
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    FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 57
    She has been awarded the honour of carrying the Olympic torch during its passage through Australia in both 2000 and 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Morgan is an Australia Day ambassador, and travels to regional towns promoting the annual celebrations.
    In 2000, Morgan was awarded the Australian Government's Australian Sports Medal for her contributions to the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney and her achievements as a competitor.
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  • 1995
    Age 52
    In 1995, Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Champions at the State Sports Centre and the Path of Champions at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
    More Details Hide Details She has been involved in educational programs aimed at promoting the Olympic movement in schools and helps to raise funds for the Australian Olympic Committee.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 35
    In 1978, she began teaching handicapped children to swim in her backyard pool, and was given a government grant to continue her work.
    More Details Hide Details She then ran a swimming school at Bonnet Bay for 15 years and worked at the Bates Drive Special School, receiving a grant to teach preschool handicapped children swimming. In later life, Morgan successfully fought a life-threatening battle against lupus, and she now lives in Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney. A committed Christian, Morgan currently works as a public speaker at functions for Seasons Christian Women's Conference. From January 1996 to mid-1999, she lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, along with her husband, who was posted there by his employer. During that time, Morgan worked as a Bible teacher. in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kuala Lumpur. She has also appeared on Face to Face, a Christian television talk show that screens on the Ten Network.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 22
    Morgan married George Beavis in 1965 and had three daughters, all of whom enjoyed swimming victories at school and district level.
    More Details Hide Details After her marriage, she lived in the outback towns of Griffith and Orange for six years before returning to Sydney. She experimented with coaching, but found the competition unappealing and became a schoolteacher.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    Suffering from periodic chest pain, Morgan retired from competitive swimming in December 1960.
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    She gained selection for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome as a member of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay squad.
    More Details Hide Details She swam the first leg in the heats, posting a time of 1 minute 5.5 seconds, giving Australia a 1.0-second lead. Australia led at every change and went on to win its heat by five seconds, qualifying fastest for the final. However, Morgan posted the slowest leg of the Australian quartet and was dropped when Fraser and Konrads were brought into the team for the final, in which Australia won silver. Under the rules of the time, heat swimmers were not awarded medals if the final quartet placed in the top three positions.
    Her chest problems persisted when she returned to competition at the 1960 Australian championships, placing third in the 220-yard and 440-yard freestyle and fifth in the 110-yard freestyle.
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  • 1959
    Age 16
    In 1959, she placed third in both the 440-yard and 880-yard freestyle events at the Australian Championships.
    More Details Hide Details Her swimming career was then interrupted by bronchitis, which developed into bronchial pneumonia. The illness forced her to take an extended break.
  • 1958
    Age 15
    Morgan was selected for the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales, but only in the 4×110-yard freestyle relay.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Fraser, Crapp and Konrads, she broke the world record for the event in March in Sydney with a time of 4 minutes 18.9 seconds. At the Empire Games, Fraser, Crapp, Morgan and Colquhuon lowered the world record to a time of 4 minutes 17.4 seconds to win gold. After the Empire Games, the Australian team returned home via France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Singapore for a series of competitions. Morgan's best performances were at the Dutch and French Championships, where she came third in the 400-metre events.
    She was selected in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games purely as a relay swimmer, winning gold in the event.
    More Details Hide Details At her second 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, she only competed in the relay heats; her teammates went on to win silver in the final. She retired from competitive swimming following the Rome Olympics. In retirement, she has continued her involvement in swimming and the Olympics by teaching disabled children to swim and participating in Olympic educational programs and torch relays. She is also an ambassador for Australia Day and has appeared on television as part of her work with Christian groups. Morgan was born in the north-western New South Wales city of Tamworth, before growing up in Punchbowl, a suburb in western Sydney. Morgan was the oldest of four children, with two sisters and a brother. Her father Barrington, a plumber, had success as a swimmer in his childhood, but a lack of facilities in rural Australia curtailed his career. As a result, he vowed that his daughter would become a national champion. Morgan said her father "became my driving and inspirational force. I not only fulfilled his ambition, but surpassed it by becoming an Olympic champion!" Morgan also cited her meetings with Frederick Lane - Australia's first Olympic gold medallist in swimming - and the Olympic athletics champion Marjorie Jackson-Nelson as key inspirational moments in her career.
  • 1957
    Age 14
    After the Olympics, Crapp and Fraser took a break from competitive swimming, while Leech retired. This allowed Morgan an opening, and she won both the junior and open sprint titles at the 1957 New South Wales Championships.
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    In 1957, she won the 110-, 220-, and 440-yard treble at the Australian Championships in the absence of her main rivals, but from that point on her career was plagued by illness and weight problems.
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  • 1956
    Age 13
    Her times were slower than her bests in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details She was part of the New South Wales team that won the 4×100-yard freestyle and medley relays, anchoring both quartets. In 1958, Crapp and Fraser returned to the pool, while Ilsa Konrads emerged as a leading swimmer. At the Australian Championships, Morgan came third in both the 110-yard and 440-yard freestyle events; Fraser won both and Crapp and Konrads placed second in the 110-yard and 440-yard freestyle respectively.
    Both had competed only once at senior Australian level; Morgan had twice false started at the 1956 Australian Championships, while Leech had been too ill to compete.
    More Details Hide Details Australia was the favourite for the relay, having swept the medals in the individual 100-metre event; Fraser, Crapp and Leech finished first, second and third. The favouritism was even more marked because Fraser and Crapp were three seconds faster than everyone else in the world. The Australian team made a poor start in the final after Fraser almost stopped during the first leg, believing that a false start had occurred after mistakenly hearing a second gunshot. She finished her leg in 1 minute 4. seconds, almost two seconds slower than her personal best, but enough for a 2.3-second lead over the United States' Sylvia Ruuska. Swimming the second leg, Leech maintained the lead in the first 50 metres but faded in the second half and finished with a split of 1 minute 5.1 seconds; the Australian lead was thus cut to .9 s. Morgan dived in for the third leg and was then overhauled and passed by American Nancy Simons. With 25 metres left, Morgan took her head out of the water—a fundamental error—and seeing the American a body length in front, responded with a surge to regain a .7-second lead heading into the final changeover. Crapp then extended the margin to 2.2 seconds to secure an Australian victory in a world record time of 4 minutes 17.1 seconds. The victory was the first time that Australia had swept the 100-metre freestyle relay and individual events for both men and women.
    Under Guthrie's coaching, Morgan quickly became one of the fastest junior swimmers in the state, winning the under-14 110-yard and 55-yard freestyle, as well as the 110-yard butterfly at the New South Wales Championships in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to win the junior 110-yard freestyle at the Australian Championships, despite causing two false starts. After the national titles, she represented Marrickville Junior Girls' High School and won the State Combined High School Championship in the 110-yard freestyle. Although her times were among the fastest in the country, Morgan's youth prevented selection for the Olympic training squad. However, the Australian Swimming Union allowed her to join the squad for training in Townsville at her own expense. Her family was unable to meet these costs, but a fundraising campaign by the Bankstown community allowed her to make the trip. Training in the Tobruk Memorial Baths alongside swimmers such as Crapp, Alva Colquhoun, Faith Leech and Dawn Fraser, Morgan's times steadily improved. The team were expected to swim three times a day, totalling more than. However, Morgan was not regarded as a likely selection in the final team.
    In February 1956, aged 13, she was taken for serious training.
    More Details Hide Details Her father transferred her to the tutelage of Frank Guthrie in Enfield. At the time, Guthrie was regarded as one of the best coaches in the state; his students included Gary Chapman, Kevin O'Halloran and Lorraine Crapp. All three would win Olympic medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics; Crapp won an individual gold medal. Her mother had to drive her to Enfield, as her father was busy with the plumbing business.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 10
    At the age of eight, she won the district championship and in 1953, aged 11, she won the New South Wales (NSW) Primary School Championships.
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  • 1942
    Born
    Born on June 6, 1942.
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