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10 greatest Commonwealth Games athletes.

Arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to gold at Glasgow CWG
When India hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010, a galaxy of international stars descended upon Delhi. While there were some notable absentees like Usain Bolt, quite a few others like Sally Pearson and our very own Sushil Kumar lit up the 2-week long extravaganza with their performances. Overall too, quite expectedly, the British Empire Games has seen quite a few legends grace it. Here’s listing 10 of them.

#1 Dawn Fraser

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One of only three swimmers (others being Krisztina Egerszegi and Michael Phelps) to have won the same swimming event in three successive Olympics, Dawn Fraser is arguably one the greatest female swimmers in history. The first woman to swim the 100m fly in under one minute, she won four gold medals in the 110 yards freestyle, 440 yards freestyle, 4x110 yards freestyle relay and the 4x110 yards medley relay at the Perth Commonwealth Games in 1962. 

Her first tryst with the British Empire Games, as it was known then had come in Cardiff in 1958 where too she had won gold in the 110 yards freestyle and the 4x110 yards freestyle relay & silver in both the 440yds freestyle and the 4x110 yards medley.

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