The unexpected wave that defined an Olympic swimming race | On the Line

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Pre-event favourite American Carolyn Wood almost drowned in the 100m butterfly Swimming final at the Olympic Summer Games 1960 in Rome when she inadvertently swallowed a mouthful of water.

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