NZ teen swimmer ‘divorces’ parents for Rhi Jeffrey


17-year-old Justin Wright has taken legal actions against his parents, so he can continue his relationship with 24-year-old Rhi Jeffrey, American gold medallist from the 2004 Olympics. Jeffrey retired in 2007, but has since moved to New Zealand to revive her career in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. When Wright and Jeffrey struck of a relationship, his parents withdrew consent for him to compete in national swimming events. But now Wright has won court permission to be a member of Swimming New Zealand against his parents’ wishes, and lives with Jeffrey. Read more here on


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