The new honour bestowed on swimming legend Dawn Fraser
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame will introduced a new award named in honour of swimming legend Dawn Fraser.
The award, known as the Dawn Award, will recognise a “courageous groundbreaker” who demonstrates achievement against the odds and challenges the status quo.
Ms Fraser told Mark Gibson on 6PR Breakfast it’s an incredible honour.
“When (Chair of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame) John Bertrand rang and asked me if he could name the Dawn Award I became very emotional with it because it’s a great honour,” she said.
“And to receive such an honour like this when you’re alive is really something … I became very emotional so I had to hang up and called him a couple of hours later when I was okay to talk to him.”
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