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Sandra Morgan at the 1956 Summer Olympics
Sandra Anne Morgan (born 6 June 1942) is a former freestyle swimmer for Australi
a who won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics in M
elbourne. At the age of 14 years and 6 months, she became the youngest Australia
n to win an Olympic gold medal, a record that still stands. Morgan's selection f
or the race raised controversy because of her inexperience in top-level racing a
nd her history of false starts. In her only individual event, she came sixth in
the 400-metre freestyle. In 1957, she won the 110-, 220-, and 440-yard treble at
the Australian Championships in the absence of her main rivals. She was selecte
d in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as a relay swimmer, winning
gold in the event. Since her retirement from competitive swimming in 1960, she h
as taught disabled children to swim and participated in Olympic educational prog
rams and torch relays. She is also an ambassador for Australia Day and has appea
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