TLF ID R10248
This is an edited sound recording of the former champion Australian swimmer Shane Gould talking about being an Olympian. Gould states that the values and ideals of the Olympic Movement are 'wonderful' and make Olympians feel 'a little bit special'. She reflects on the very big difference between the era when she competed, when all Olympians had to be amateurs, and the commercialism of the modern era, with successful swimmers able to earn money from their sport. She notes that gold medal winners at the Olympics have a higher marketing value than those who win bronze or silver medals.