Michele Brown (Mason) (athletics) competed at three Commonwealth Games in the high jump, winning two gold and a bronze. Her international record, which includes Olympic silver, sees her as Australia’s best ever female high jumper. As Michelle Mason, she made her Olympic debut as a 17-year-old at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics, where she finished 6th on a countback, having jumped the same height as the silver medallist. In her first Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958, she won gold, followed by bronze in Perth in 1962 then gold again at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. In between, Mason won Olympic silver in Tokyo in 1964. Michele married fellow Australian team member Bob Brown, who competed at the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games in the hammer throw. She was the second female athlete ever to jump over six feet (1.835m), after Iolanda Bala?, which stood as the Australian record from 1964 to 1977. Brown was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2010.
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