Dawn Fraser: Eternal glory and sorrow

"Invariably seen as the best swimmer of the 20th century and Australia's greatest female athlete ever, Dawn Fraser was the first of only three swimmers in history to win individual gold medals for the same event – the 100m freestyle – at three successive Olympics.


But behind the unique glory of an indisputable champion lies a personality marked by minor scandal and ineffaceable pain."


Listen to this incredible story from Eurosport and be inspired by a giant of our beloved swimming.

Here you can read the entire transcript of the podcast

English - Italian

This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.



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