Dawn at the 50th AnniversaryDawn Fraser attends the 50th Anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games in October, 2014. At these Games Fraser won her third consecutive 100m freestyle gold medal. Fraser reflects on her achievements before predicting how great the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be.
Dawn Fraser Rome 1960 Dawn Fraser Rome 1960, test. Copyright IOC
Dawn Fraser heads back to TokyoSwimming legend Dawn Fraser returns to Tokyo for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Olympic Games. At these Games Fraser won her third consecutive gold medal in the 100m Freestyle.
Australia's Olympic Icon - Dawn Fraser - Tokyo 1964 OlympicsDawn Fraser wins the women's 100m freestyle swimming at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, writing her name in Olympic history in the process. Fraser won a third consecutive 100m freestyle gold!
Murray Rose Tribute Dinner Greats of the Olympic family gather for the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 26 November, 2013.
Murray Rose Tribute DinnerThe Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 26 November, 2013.
Star-Studded panel at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner(L-R) Sandra Morgan Beavis, John Devitt, Herb Elliott, Dawn Fraser and Ian Thorpe at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 26 November, 2013.
Swimming: Women's 100m Freestyle Tokyo 1964Dawn Fraser wins Gold in the 100 metres freestyle at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Fellow Australian Lyn Bell also competed in the final, finishing eighth. Footage includes medal ceremony. Copyright IOC. Fraser wrote her name in Olympic history in the process as this was her third consecutive 100m freestyle gold! Dawn Fraser's Olympic bio and results here>>> http://corporate.olympics.com.au/athlete/dawn-fraser
Swimming: Women's Medley Relay Rome 1960Footage shows the final leg of the Women's Medley Relay at the Rome 1960 Olympics. Dawn Fraser is swimming the anchor leg for the Australian team of Marilyn Wilson, Rosemary Lassig and Janice Thornett, and finishes second winning the silver medal. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Women's 100m Freestyle Dawn FraserDawn Fraser wins the Gold medal in the Women's 100 metres Freestyle, equalling the World Record time. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Women's 400m Freestyle Melbourne 1956Lorraine Thurlow (Crapp) wins Gold in the women's 400 metres freestyle setting a new Olympic record. Dawn Fraser came second, winning the silver medal. Footage includes the race, Fraser and Thurlow celebrating in the water post race and the pair on the podium receving their medals. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Women's 100m Freestyle Melbourne 1956Australia 1, 2, 3. Dawn Fraser wins Gold in Olympic and World Record time. Her team mates Lorriane Thurlow (Crapp) wins silver and fifteen year old Faith Leech wins the bronze medal. Footage shows Dawn Fraser collecting her Gold medal. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Womens 4x100 Metres Freestyle RelayAustralia wins the 4x100 metres freestyle relay in Olympic and World Record time. Elizabeth Fraser and Margaret Messenger competed in the qualifying rounds and the team of Dawn Fraser, Faith Leech, Sandra Morgan and Lorriane Thurlow (Crapp) competed in the final. The Australian team are shown celebrating in the pool after the race. Copyright IOC.
Two Amazing OlympiansBasketballer Lauren Jackson poses with former swimmer Dawn Fraser after being announced as the Australian flag bearer at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
In Pool CelebrationsRome 1960: Australia's Dawn Fraser (right) is congratulated in the water by G. Von Saltza (USA) after equalling the world record when she won the 100m freestyle final. Frasers's winning time was 61.2 seconds.
Aussie Swimming TrioRome 1960: From left, Australian swimmers Ilsa Konrads, Dawn Frazer, and Lorraine Crapp smile and pose together after they were selected to compete for Australia in the Rome 1960 Olympics. The trio made up three of the four members of women's 4x100m freestyle relay team (along with Alva Colquhoun) which took home the silver medal. Fraser also won gold in the 100m freestyle and was on the silver medal-winning team in the 4x100m medley relay.
Melbourne 1956 highlights
Sunshine bathed Melbourne and the MCG for the Opening Ceremony of the 1956 Summer Games. Betty Cuthbert, Shirley Strickland, Dawn Fraser and Murray Rose where some of the Aussie stars.
Golden Nugget: A world first - Dawn FraserDawn Fraser of
Australia, considered to be the greatest swimmer in the world from the late
fifties until her enforced retirement after the Olympic Games in 1964. She
won the 100m freestyle title in three successive Games, 1956 to 1964 and
altogether took eight Olympic medals.