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71-year old Olympic champ, fights off attacker

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 12:49 PM

Dawn Fraser, 71-year old Olympic champ, fights off attacker

A four-time gold medalist subdued and help capture a teenage intruder at her home in Australia. It's a pretty impressive story before you consider that the would-be victim won the first of those gold medals in 1956.

Dawn Fraser, who won eight Olympic medals for Australia from 1956 through 1964, was at a home in Australia when a man grabbed her by the front gate. Bad idea.

"This guy came out of the gate and grabbed me and I grabbed him by the ear and I kicked him in the groin.

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."

Grabbing an ear and kicking a groin? That sounds like a scene from a Three Stooges movie. It's bad enough to be a burglar. It's bad enough to be a bad burgler. But to be a bad burglar that gets caught after being kicked in the groin by a 71-year old? Ouch, on multiple levels.

Fraser's attitude doesn't seem to have changed from her swimming days. She was always considered cocky (especially when she broke the Australian record in the 100m freestyle and told reporters that she wasn't impressed with her time) and once smacked a teammate with a pillow during an argument at a team meeting.

While Fraser said she was "annoyed" with the intruder, she couldn't be too angry, since she has dabbled in some intruding herself. At the 1964 Tokyo Games, Fraser went on a middle-of-the-night raid to steal a flag from the entrance to the Emperor's palace. She was caught and arrested, but was released soon after and given the flag anyway.

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Good for her! I give ALL the KUDOS I can!

Long live her and her attitude!!!

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:51 PM
reply to post by billybobh3

Kick arse! Good for her. That's something she can feel proud of. Its too bad she didn't make the guy cry for his mommy, like the wuss he is.

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:55 PM

Originally posted by guppy
reply to post by billybobh3

Kick arse!
Not really, but it was near.

We should never judge people just by the way they look.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:20 PM
Yeah this is pretty intresting story I might add

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:30 PM
"G"Day All,

Thats our Dawnie, most men wouldnt take her on.

So cool that she stood her ground, and too knee him in the nuts and put the low life down for the cop's is just GOLD

Blessed Be: kernoonos.........

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 04:46 PM
Good job. Nice defending.

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