Legendary Australian track and field athlete Betty Cuthbert is set to be inducted into the newly created IAAF Hall of Fame.
One of Australia's best-known sportspeople, Cuthbert confirmed her greatness at the tender age of 18 when she dominated the 1956 Olympics Games on home soil in Melbourne.
Cuthbert claimed gold in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100m relay races to etch her name in sporting folklore by becoming the first ever Australian to win three gold medals at a single Games.
Eight years later she would add to her Olympic swag with another gold medal in the 400m at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.
Cuthbert also claimed gold at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth in the 4x110 yards relay.
Despite being afflicted by multiple sclerosis for more than four decades, and now requiring full-time care due to the condition, Cuthbert will travel to Barcelona for the induction ceremony.
"Betty Cuthbert is one of Australia's finest Olympians," Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said.
"She is an inspiration to all athletes and truly deserving of this tribute."
Cuthbert will be one of 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame, which was inaugurated to mark the 100th anniversary of the IAAF's establishment, along with the likes of Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Sebastian Coe, Emil Zatopek and Michael Johnson.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday.