Sport for Women

Hayley Lewis

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Swimming
Location: Australia

The 'Golden Girl' of the 1990 Commonwealth Games, held in Auckland, Hayley Lewis swept home with five gold medals. Then aged just 16, the young Queenslander had been preparing for swimming success most of her life. She began 'making waves' at the age of 10, when she swam the fastest ever junior time recorded in the 100m freestyle - 1 minute 4 seconds. With this background, Lewis qualified for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at the age of 14, but was considered too young to take part.

Read more at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.