About Dawn Fraser:
Dawn Lorraine Fraser 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.
I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today.
If you're good at it, you can win.
The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.
I've worked hard all my life.
We only have two things that we share in this life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we've got to be happy. I don't let the outside world deter me.
It's a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you.
I used to do some terrible things in the marshalling area to upset my rivals.
Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that.