|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Australia|
|Gold||1956 Melbourne||400 m freestyle|
|Gold||1956 Melbourne||4x100 m freestyle relay|
|Silver||1956 Melbourne||100 m freestyle|
|Silver||1960 Rome||4x100 m freestyle relay|
Lorraine Joyce Crapp (born October 17, 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Olympics swimming champion from Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Swimming has been a sport at every modern Summer Olympics. It has been open to women since 1912. The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, 13 Swimming events were contested seven for men and six for women The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event held in Rome, Italy At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, 15 Swimming events were contested eight for men and seven for women Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. She competed in two Olympic Games — 1956 Summer Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics. The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event held in Rome, Italy
Crapp was educated in Burwood at the MLC School. Burwood is a Suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. MLC School is an independent, non-selective Day school for girls located in Burwood, an inner-western suburb of Sydney, She had been a youthful protégé of Dawn Fraser's mentor Harry Gallagher, but at age sixteen she switched to the coaching of Frank Guthrie. Dawn Lorraine Fraser AO, MBE (born on 4 September 1937 is an Australian champion swimmer Under his guidance, she set the first of 23 world records in January 1954, and later that year won the British Empire Games 110 and 440 yards titles. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) The Commonwealth Games is a multinational Multi-sport event. Held every four years it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. 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 Townsville. Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Australia, in the state of Queensland.
Coming into the Games the two of them shared the world 100 m record, and Crapp held six others over longer distances. In the Olympic 100 m final, Fraser beat Crapp in a tight finish, with both under world-record time. Faith Leech made it a 1-2-3 victory for Australia. In the only other individual women’s freestyle event, over 400 m, 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 4x100 m relay. Faith Leech (born 31 March 1941 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia) is a former Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s Sandra Morgan (born 6 June 1942 known after marriage as Sandra Beavis, was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s who won a gold medal in the 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 4x100 m relay team, and retired afterwards.
Subsequent to her retirement, Crapp and her husband won first prize in one of the Sydney Opera House Lotteries.
Crapp was one of the eight flag-bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Olympic symbols are the icons Flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee to promote the Olympic Games. "I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.