Kirshenbaum, Jerry
March 1972
Sports Illustrated;03/13/1972, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p28
The article features 15-year-old Shane Gould, the Australian swimming sensation who had equaled or broken all five standard world freestyle records and is now targeting similar records in the 200- and 400-meter individual medleys. It describes the heroics of Gould which started in London, England, during her first overseas swimming in 1971. It also offers information on Gould's family background, training, two-beat kick, rivalry with Karen Moras, and possible appearance in the 1972 Olympics.


Related Articles

  • UP FROM PLOP, PLOP. Pileggi, Sarah // Sports Illustrated;6/21/1976, Vol. 44 Issue 25, p30 

    The article features swimmer Shirley Babashoff whom the U.S. hopes to make its big winner during 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec. It describes how Babashoff of Fountain Valley, California broke the record of 1972's best female world swimmer Shane Gould of Australia during the U.S. Olympic...

  • FASTEST SPLASH IN THE WEST. Kirshenbaum, Jerry // Sports Illustrated;07/19/1971, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p18 

    The article highlights the victory of Shane Gould, a 14-year-old Australian swimmer at the 1971 Santa Clara International Invitational swimming meet. Gould holds the distinction of being the fastest woman swimmer in the world. Gould became an instant sensation giving interviews and signing...

  • KINDRED SPIRITS. Williams, Daniel // Time International (South Pacific Edition);4/5/2004, Issue 13, p58 

    The article presents information on two Australian swimmers Shane Gould and Danni Miatke. Gould, who disappeared from the scene after winning five medals at the Munich Olympics in 1972, disclosed her intention to contest the 50-m butterfly at the Australian Olympic Team Swimming Trials in...

  • statistics.  // Swimming World;Feb2008, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p34 

    The article presents statistics related to Ella Eastin, a swimmer of Irvine, California-based swimming team Irvine Novaquatics, including her height, swimming records, and date of birth.

  • A roundup of the week Nov. 30-Dec. 6.  // Sports Illustrated;12/13/1971, Vol. 35 Issue 24, p102 

    This section offers sports news briefs. Fresh Yankee and driver Joe O'Brien won the American Trotting Classic at the Hollywood Park in California, which gave them a 100,000 U.S. dollars prize. A new women's world 800-meter freestyle record was made by Australian swimmer Shane Gould at a time of...

  • SHANE TELLS True love saved me. Brown, Jenny // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);9/26/2005, Vol. 57 Issue 39, p32 

    Presents an interview with former Olympic swimmer Shane Gould of Australia on her relationship with swimming coach Milt Nelms. Status of their relationship, as of September 2005; Problems experienced by Gould, including relationship problems with former husband Neil Innes and depression;...

  • International Spotlight: AUSTRALIA. MARSTELLER, JASON // Swimming World;Feb2011, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p7 

    The article provides information on the top Aussie swimmers. It notes that four-time male World Swimmer of the Year Ian Thorpe finished his far-famed career with five Olympic gold medals before swimmer Michael Phelps won over him in 2007. Shane Gould, on the other hand, is stated as the first...

  • DARK HORSE MEDAL CONTENDERS. Marsteller, Jason // Swimming World;Jun2008, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p31 

    The article profiles Audrey Lecroix, a Canadian swimmer. On top of setting the women's 200 meter butterfly record twice in 2007, she also owns the short course meters standards in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Lecroix, who trains with Coach Claude St-Jean, won bronze in the 100 butterfly with a...

  • THE AUSSIE GALAXY. Jeffery, Nicole // Swimming World;Jul2006, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p11 

    This article focuses on several Australian women swimmers. The future of women's swimming in Australia looks very bright. Swimmer Leisel Jones broke many world breaststroke records in the last few months. She looks like a transformed athlete. Libby Lenton broke the 100 meter freestyle world...


Read the Article

Other Topics