Susie O’Neill to steer Aussie youths to success


Two-time Olympic champion Susie O’Neill plans on instilling some old-fashioned values in the next generation of Australian swimmers.

The Atlanta and Sydney gold medallist is chef de mission of the team of 90 young Australians competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, from August 16.

“I’m going to try and instil some values that I was brought up with, which is competing as hard as you can, and representing your country well outside the arena, too,” she said.

“I want to get a great team culture, get all the athletes supporting the others and great team spirit.”

O’Neill’s comments come as her former Olympic teammates Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, Geoff Huegill and Scott Miller try to conquer their own personal demons.


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