Shane Elizabeth Gould is the Sole Survivor of Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018).

Despite being the oldest contestant of the season and starting on the bottom of the Champions, Shane managed to play an aggressive, yet under-the-radar, game. In the course of the season, she found a Hidden Immunity Idol and led many blindsides, most notably of Lydia Lassila and Fenella McGowan. Her unassuming stance made her a favorable candidate to be taken to the Final Two, where she held her own against barrister Sharn Coombes at Final Tribal Council, earning the respect of the jury and winning the season.


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Age: 61
Occupation: Olympic Swimming Legend
State: TAS
Tribe: Champions

An Australian legend in the swimming pool and the eldest competitor in Australian Survivor, Shane is sporting royalty and one of the world's greatest female swimmers.

Between 1971 and 1973, she broke 11 world records in six different events. In the 1972 Olympics, Shane was, and still is, the only woman ever to win five individual medals: three gold in total, all in world record times, plus a silver and a bronze.

In 1972, Shane held every Freestyle World Record: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and also the 200 individual medley, an achievement which has never been matched.

"I'm not one to be proud of myself. I think being proud is a fashionable self-serving idea. I prefer to think about satisfying moments and those aren't necessarily my sporting accomplishments. Parenting four children to be independent adults. Learning how to train my horses. Those are moments I cherish."

Splitting her time between Sydney and Bicheno, Tasmania, Shane may be the eldest to arrive on the island but she is not going to let the young ones throw her off.

"I'm a realist and I know it's not going to be easy, especially when I don't know who my competition is yet but I have a one in 24 chance of winning. I'll be playing my hardest and I want to be there at the end. I've been researching, training and feel like I'm as prepared as I can be."

"Just because I'm in the Champions tribe doesn't mean I am safe. I'm probably older than the rest but that won't stop me. I've been through tough times and lived to tell the tale. That's how I live my life and that's how I'm going to finish on Survivor."[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Shane's Voting History
Episode Shane's
Voted Against
1 Champions Tribe Immune
2 Russell;
Jackie, Monika;
3 Damien Mat
4 Champions Tribe Immune
5 Champions Tribe Immune
6 Moana Lydia,
Mat, Moana
7 Champions Tribe Immune
8 Champions Tribe Immune
9 Champions Tribe Immune
10 Champions Tribe Immune
11 Jackie -
12 Tegan -
13 Champions Tribe Immune
14 Lydia -
15 Benji -
16 Samuel -
17 Brian -
18 Benji;
19 No Elimination4
20 Fenella;
21 Fenella Monika
22 Monika Brian, Monika
23 Shonee Shonee
24 Ineligible -
Jury Votes
for Shane
Brian, Fenella,
Mat, Monika, Shonee
Sole Survivor, Day 50

^1 In Episode 2, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Jackie and Russell, forcing a revote. Shane did not change her vote on the revote.
^2 In Episode 6, Shane used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 3 votes against her.
^3 In Episode 18, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Benji and Sharn, forcing a revote. Shane did not change her vote on the revote.
^4 In Episode 19, rather than voting someone out, Koro Savu had to vote to give someone the status of Dead Man Walking.
^5 In Episode 20, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Fenella, Sharn, and Steve W., forcing a revote. Shane did not change her vote on the revote.


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