GOULD Shane (1956), Australia / Swimming
This Australian had everything of the baby champion as she cuddled her toy kangaroo on the podium at the 1972 Munich games. She was to return to the podium five times and, in particular, received three gold medals in the 200 and 400 metres freestyle and 200 metre individual medley. After this staggering success in Bavaria, Shane gave up competitive swimming at 17. Like in all good stories, she married, had lots of children and now breeds horses on a ranch.