The ‘dictatorial’ nature of swimming is to blame for Monk’s lie ?


Wow, swimming commentator and retired Australian Olympic swimmer Nicole Livingstone blames the “dictatorial” nature of our sport for the elaborate lie that Kenrick Monk came up with on Wednesday, saying he was a victim of a hit-an-run accident when all that happened was that he broke his arm from falling of a skateboard.

“Having been a swimmer and knowing what a controlled environment swimming is – when it comes to the coach-swimmer relationship and the coach-administration relationship – it is very dictatorial.

“I can see why he has done it. It’s wrong, but I can see the panic he would have felt”

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