TAYLOR Rachel (1974) Australia / Rowing
Who will remember the silver medal won in the coxless pairs by the Australian Rachel Taylor in a few years or even a few months time ? Probably nobody, apart from a taxi driver in Sydney. For it was he who found the precious medal under the back seat of his car after an urgent appeal had been made to all the taxi companies in the city.Rachel Taylor heartily celebrated her victory in the bars of Sydney and misplaced her trophy somewhere in the city. Fortunately, in a moment of clear-headedness her memory came back, as did her medal.