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Lorraine Joyce Crapp (b. 17 Oct 1938)Lorraine Joyce Crapp (daughter of Keith Denvers Crapp and Jennie Iris Sorensen) was born 17 Oct 1938 in Sydney NSW.She married Dr Keith (Bill) Thurlow on 1960 in Canberra ACT ?.
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Lorraine Joyce Crapp (born October 17, 1938, Sydney NSW) is a former Olympics swimming champion from Australia. She competed in two Olympic Games - 1956 Summer Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics.
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Crapp has been a youthful protege of Dawn Fraser mentor Harry Gallagher, but at age 16 she switched to the coaching of Frank Guthrie. Under his guidance she set the first 23 world records in January 1954 and later that year, won the British Empire Games 110 and 440 yards titles.With Fraser, she set world records during the 1956 national championships and both hit their best form during winter training with the Olympic squad in Townesville.
Coming into the Games the two of them shared the world 10m record and Crapp held six others over longer distances. In the Olympic 100m final, Fraser beat Crapp in a tight finish, with both under the world-record time. In the only other individual women's freestyle event over 400m, Crapp drew away from Fraser after two laps to win easily in Olympic record time. Fraser finished second.
Fraser, Faith Leech, Sandra Morgan and Crapp, swimming in that order, set a world record to win gold in the 4 x 100m relay. That gave Crapp and Fraser each a 1956 haul of two gold medals and a silver.
On the eve of her departure for the 1960 Rome Games, Crapp married doctor Bill Thurlow a medical officer attached to the Australian team.She won a silver medal with the 4 x 100m relay team and retired afterwards.
Subsequent to her retirement,Crapp and her husband won first prize in one of the Sydney Opera House Lotteries.
Lorraine Crapp was one of the eight flag bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney NSW.
Another website describes Lorraine as one of Australia's 50 finest Olympic Athletes.
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Medal Winner 1: Jan 1954, At age 16, set 23 world swimming records.2
Medal Winner 2: 1954, Won British Empire Games Swimming Titles for 110 and 440 yards.2
Medal Winner 3: 1956, 1956 Olympic Games- Won Women's Freestyle event ov 400m, Crapp defeated Fraser.2
Medal Winner 4: 1956, With Dawn Fraser, set world record in national swimming championships.2
Medal Winner 5: 1956, Won 2 Gold Medals in Swimming at Olympic Games.2
Medal Winner 6: 1960, Silver Medal for Swimming - Olympic Games.2
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Marriage: 1960, Canberra ACT ?.