A four-time gold medalist subdued and helped 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 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 cockyRead More »from Dawn Fraser, 71-year-old Olympic champ, fights off attacker