71-year-old Former Olympian Swimmer Stops Robber

September 1, 2009

Australia (ChattahBox) – Four time Olympic gold winner Dawn Fraser has proven why you don’t mess with swimmers. Or Australians.

The 71-year-old was reportedly attacked by a would-be robber in her home. I say ‘would-be’ because she beat him down like nobody’s business.

“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 was quoted by ESPN.

“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.”

After being forcefully beaten by an elderly woman, the robber spent some time on his stomach on the ground, as a male friend of the former Olympian held him down, and Fraser called the police.

He has been arrested, though I suspect the damage to his reputation will be the real winner here.


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