Karen Stephenson (Moras) (swimming) set multiple world records and won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and an Olympic medal during her career. Winning Olympic bronze in the 400m freestyle in Mexico in 1968 at just 14-years-old, Moras went on to claim three gold medals in Edinburgh in 1970 – in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at just 16-years-old. Her 400m swim set a new Games record and her 800m effort broke her own world record, slicing an absurd seven seconds off the time she set at the Australian titles earlier that year. Coached by the legendary Forbes Carlile, before moving to train with Don Talbot in 1971, Moras competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where she was swim team captain, alongside her sister Narelle. Moras was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. Still involved with swimming after her retirement, Moras was part of the swimming team management at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and was section manager of the swim team at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
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