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Dawn Fraser slams Adam Scott's Olympic snub

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Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser has lashed out at golfer Adam Scott over his decision to skip the Rio Olympics.

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Fraser, Australia’s second most successful Olympian, has taken to Facebook to accuse Scott of putting money ahead of national pride in his decision not to include the Games in his schedule.

“Well done Adam great to put your country on hold so that you can fulfil your own schedule,” she wrote.

“How much money do you want in life?

“Not showing much for your country.”

Fraser also referenced the fact she worked three jobs in the lead up to the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics, where she still remains one of just a trio of swimmers to have won the same event at three separate Games.

“Well done Adam may you enjoy your sport and the money you earn gives you great pleasure,” she said.

“I am still trying to survive at 78 years of age but a very proud Australian.”

Scott confirmed he would not compete in Rio yesterday, citing a heavy schedule.

Adam Scott holds the Gene Sarazen Cup after winning the Cadillac Championship golf tournament. Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP.

Adam Scott holds the Gene Sarazen Cup after winning the Cadillac Championship golf tournament. Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP.

“My decision has been taken as a result of an extremely busy playing schedule around the time of the Olympics and other commitments, both personal and professional,” the world No.7 said.

“I have informed the Australian team captain and relevant authorities, who are understanding of my position and I wish the Australian Olympic team the very best of luck in Rio.”

-AAP

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