Age does not matter when one has talent. And Australian former swimmer Shane Gould won the fifth season of Australian Survivor at the age of 61. The former Olympic swimmer secured three gold medals, a silver, and a bronze medal during the 1972 Munich Olympics.
By the age of six, Shane learned swimming and later competed in Masters competitions. She has set an Australian Masters record and broke the world record of 45–49 years 200 m individual medley in 2003.
Winner Of Australian Survivor
Olympic gold medalist Shane Gould won the inaugural Australian Survivor: Champions Vs. Contenders series on 9 October 2018. The 61-year-old former Australian swimmer secured $500,000 in her name after beating the TV actress Sharn Coombes. Both the women competed through 50 days challenge on the Fijian island of Savusavu.
She and runner-up Sharn, 41, both acquired four votes, but it was Shane who emerged as the competition winner. After winning the competition, Shane said 'People shouldn't underestimate what 60 years old people can do' in her montage played on the screen.
Back in the remote island of Fiji, the Australian swimmer and Sharn reached finals after beating their rival Brian Lake on a swaying wooden pole competition.
How Did Shane Gould Gather Net Worth?
Shane, 61, gathered the net worth as an Australian swimmer and reality star. In October 2018, she won Australian Survivor: Champions Vs. Contenders series and collected $500,000 as the winner of Survivor series.
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After securing the prize, Shane talked with the Herald Sun and revealed that she would spend her money to build a house in Tasmania.
Married Twice; Her Husband Details!
Shane Gould, at the age of 18, married an English comedian Neil Innes who was at the age of 25 at that time. She and her first husband Neil shared their vows at the outdoor weddings. Both of them liked open air and surfing and resided in the Margaret River area in Western Australia.
However, after being bound in a marital relationship for over two decades with the Goldsmith college graduate, the Australian swimmer decided to call off their relationship and had a divorce in 1997.
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After Shane's split with Neil, she started dating American swimming performance consultant Milt Nelms and tied a knot with her longtime partner in 2007. Shane and her second husband Milt shared their wedding vows in a ruined convict barracks in north-west Tasmania.
Shane Gould and her second husband Milt Nelms tied a knot in 2007 in north-west Tasmania (Photo: nowtolove.com.au)
The former Australian swimmer has four children. Her kids' names are Joel Innes (born 1978), Kim Innes (born 1980), Tom Innes (born 1982), and Kristin Innes (born 1983). She is a grandmother of Kobi (born 2004), Ariana (born 2006), and Ava (born 2011).
Born on 23 November 1956, Shane Gould is a native of Sydney, New South Wales. At the age of 16, the former Australian swimmer secured three gold medals at the Munich games. Shane stands at the height of 1.71 m (5 feet 7 inches) and weighs around 130lb (59 kg). Her parents Shirley Gould is blessed with four grandchildren.
The professional swimmer grew up in Fiji, Australia after moving with her family during her childhood. She studied primary school at St. Peters Lutheran College and completed her secondary school education from Turramurra High School. As per wiki, the Australian Survivor winner graduated from the University of Tasmania in Hobart.