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Fraser helps capture her attacker

Updated: August 31, 2009, 7:32 AM ET
Associated Press

NOOSAVILLE, Australia -- Dawn Fraser, who won swimming gold medals at three Olympics, fought off and helped capture a man who tried to rob her home north of Brisbane.

The 71-year-old Fraser said Monday the man grabbed her but she fought back.

"This guy came out of the gate and grabbed me and I grabbed him by the ear and I kicked him in the groin," she told several Australian television stations.

"So he had to let me go. He threatened my life and I got really annoyed about ...

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