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Former Swimming Star Hospitalized With Chest Pains

July 22, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ Former Olympic swimming star Dawn Fraser, who carried the torch and took part in the opening ceremony for the Atlanta Games, was hospitalized with chest pains Monday.

Fraser, who won four golds and three silvers at three Olympics, was in stable condition, but would stay in the hospital for at least two days for tests, according to Australian team officials.

Fraser, 58, complained of chest pains when she awoke, and the Australian team sent one of its doctors to the hospital to monitor her condition.

The Australian swimmer ran some 500 yards with the Olympic torch before the games started and then was one of 10 athletes who were introduced at Friday’s opening ceremony.

Fraser’s 30-year-old daughter, Dawn Lorraine Fraser, was with her at the hospital. They were due to go on a vacation in the Caribbean after the Olympics.

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