Dawn Fraser won the Olympic 100-meter women’s freestyle in 1956, 1960, and 1964. And just the other day, at age 71, she fought off and helped capture some ass that tried to rob her.
“This guy came out of the gate and grabbed me and I grabbed him by the ear and I kicked him in the groin,” she told several Australian television stations.
“So he had to let me go. He threatened my life and I got really annoyed about that and just grabbed him by the ear and the hair.” via.
And then she said, “G’day mate,” because they do that down there. But yeah, I never thought of a threat on my life as being “annoying” before, but I guess that would qualify. Since retiring from swimming in 1964 after being accused of stealing a Japanese flag (seriously,) she went into politics and then did their version of Dancing With The Stars. What a life. Other than writing a memoir and taking a weekend trip to Singapore, I’d say she has that bucket list knocked out.