Susie ONeil

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Susie ONeil

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One of Australia's most successful swimmers ever, Susie O'Neill holds a record 35 Australian titles, eight Olympic medals and a string of victories at international level. She is Australia's only female world record holder, after breaking Mary T Meagher's 19 year old record in the 200m butterfly.

Susie came of age at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, a gold, silver and bronze medal, she was Australia's most outstanding Olympic performer since Shane Gould in 1972. In September 1998 Susie won a record eight medals at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games including six gold. In all she won ten gold medals at Commonwealth Games, the most ever for an Australian.

At Sydney 2000 Susie affirmed herself as one of Australia's all time greats. Having won one gold and three silver, Susie now has eight Olympic medals, equalling Dawn Fraser's Australian record of the biggest medal aggregate. At the closing of the Games, Susie was officially appointed by the IOC as one of a number of new delegates who are recent Olympians.

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