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The Olympian: Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser, the first person to win gold in the same even in three consecutive Games.
Hard-knock life: Divorce. but other than that, she actually seems quite happy with her life. That doesn't mean everyone was happy with her -- she alienated just about anyone in charge by, for example. refusing to wear the sponsor's new swimsuit because she liked the old one better.
Extra obstacle: She was banned from swimming for 10 years after she was accused of stealing the Olympic flag from outside the Emperor's palace in Tokyo. She denied the charge, and was reinstated four year later, but it was too later for her to compete in another Olympics.
And featuring: A whole bunch of Australians.
Should it air on Lifetime? The quirky, headstrong woman who wins in the end without ever bowing to authority or suffering unduly? This seems more like a BBC America offering.