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Dawn Fraser

Dawn Fraser AC MBE (swimming) is an icon of Australian sport. Winner of eight Olympic medals, including four gold medals, and six Commonwealth Games gold medals across the 1958 Games in Cardiff and 1962 Games in Perth. During her illustrious career Fraser held 39 records, including becoming the first woman to swim under 1 minute in the 100m freestyle event, a record which lasted for eight years after her retirement from swimming. One of only three swimmers in history to have won the same Olympic event three times, the women’s 100-metre freestyle, Fraser was one of the bearers of the Olympic Torch at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Fraser was voted 1964 Australian of the Year, Australian Female Athlete of the Century and a Legend of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Sport / Discipline

Swimming

Birth Place

Balmain

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

04/09/1937

Age

84

Cardiff, 1958

Perth, 1962

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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