Dawn Fraser slams Stilnox Six punishment, says Aussie swimming on right track now


dawn-fraserRead brisbanetimes

Swimming legend Dawn Fraser has slammed the Stilnox Six’s punishment, saying the “eggheads” in Australia’s infamous London Olympic men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team should have copped a two-year ban.

“They should have been given a two-year ban because I think the only way you learn your lesson is if you get a ban.

“Swimming has been such a clean sport, to have those d***heads do that to the sport …”

Fraser was shattered when suspended for 10 years, later reduced to four, by the national swimming body for off-field misdemeanours in 1964. […]

However, Fraser applauded sweeping post-London changes that resulted in John Bertrand as SA president and Jacco Verhaeren replacing Leigh Nugent as head coach.

“I think the future of swimming is looking good now,” she said.

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