Rebecca Perrott

New Zealand Olympian: 366

Commonwealth

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For 24 hours Rebecca Perrott was the toast of the swimming world.

She travelled to Montreal in 1976, just turned 15 and a swimmer of unusual potential. The 400m freestyle was held early in the swim programme and the unassuming Wellingtonian stunned swimming followers by chopping nearly eight seconds off her previous best to record 4min 15.71s.

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