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Dawn Lorraine Fraser (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian freestyle champion swimmer and former politician. She is one of only three swimmers to have won the same Olympic event three times - in her case the women's 100-metre freestyle. Fraser was born in the Sydney suburb of Balmain, New South Wales in 1937 into a poor working-class family, ... See full bio »

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I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today. See more »


After the Australian Swimming Union banned her for 10 years, she retired from swimming in 1965. She was accused of climbing a flagpole at 'Emperor Hirohito''s palace and taking the Olympic flag during the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokio, which later proved false. See more »

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