September 4, 1937
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Dawn Lorraine Fraser, AO, MBE (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.
Within Australia, she is often known for her controversial behaviour and larrikin character as much as for her athletic ability.
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Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960.
In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.
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Johanna Quaas, born November 20, 1925, started gymnastics at an early age and appeared in her first competition in 1934.
She gained international fame in 2012 when some of her videoed routines went viral and she won a place in the Guiness Book of Records as the oldest (at the age of 86) gymnast in the world.
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An Olympic marathon is a little over 26 miles long. The race starts and finishes in the Olympic Stadium. The rest of it is run through the city streets.
A world-class athlete can complete the marathon in a little over 2 hours. But that wasn’t the case for Stephen Akhwari in 1968.
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Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is an American figure skater. She a 1976 Olympic Winter Games gold medalist and Ladies World Figure Skating Champion.
Hamill was born in Chicago, Illinois to Chalmers and Carol Hamill.