With all the flak they are getting about partying and commercial deals, Chinese Olympians Tian Liang and Guo Jingjing may be glad to find some support from an Olympic legend. Before Ian Thorpe was even swimming in amniotic fluid, Dawn Fraser was Australia's swimmer extraordinaire, winning gold medals at three consecutive Olympics in the same event and becoming the first woman to swim the 100 metres in less than a minute. 'If an athlete is good enough to get sponsorship then they should by all means get it,' Ms Fraser told CitySeen. She is the guest speaker at today's Australia Day luncheon organised by the Australian Chamber of Commerce. Australia Day was Wednesday. 'In my day it was very difficult for athletes to get sponsorship,' she said. 'I had to work three jobs myself.' The 67-year-old Ms Fraser is no stranger to controversy. At the 1964 Tokyo Games she was in hot water for 'souveniring' a flag from the entrance to the Emperor's Palace - which the emperor later gave her as a gift. Still, Ms Fraser cautioned, athletes should 'do good things' with their sponsorship. While she was talking more about performance-enhancing drugs, CitySeen thinks getting kicked off the national team is probably also not a 'good thing'.