Sport for Women

Michelle Ford

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Swimming
Location: Australia

Michelle Ford is aåÊlong distance freestyle and butterfly swimmer of the 1970s and 1980s, who won a gold medal in the 800 m freestyle at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She was the only non Soviet bloc female swimmer to win an individual gold medal at the boycott-marred games. She also set two world records in her career, and was the first Australian woman to win individual Olympic medals in two distinct specialized strokes.

Via Wikipedia.

Read more at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.