SPORTING Oz Swimming

Shane Gould
Australia Crest

Champion Olympic swimmer born in Sydney on 23rd November, 1956.

Shane learned to swim at age 3 and by the time she was 14 she was touring with Australian swimming teams.

In 1971-2 she broke every women's world record for freestyle.

Shane was made Australian of the Year for 1972.

At the 1972 Olympic Games held in Munich she won three of the women's gold medals - 200 metre freestyle, 400 metre freestyle and 200 metre individual medley. She also won a silver and a bronze medal at Munich.


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