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Renowned as much for her behavior out of the pool as her victories in it, Dawn Fraser is the greatest, and certainly most colorful female swimmer in Olympic history.

The Australian won eight Olympic medals and was the first swimmer, either male or female, to win gold in the same event at three successive Olympiads.

The youngest of eight children, she suffered from chronic childhood asthma and took up swimming to help improve her breathing. Read full article »

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