Australian swimmers slam media for continued focus on Olympic debacle


Australian Commonwealth Games swimmers have reacted strongly to repeated questions about the team’s London Olympic Games campaign, which was notable for disappointing performances in the pool and bad behaviour out of it.

However, senior squad member and 100-metre breaststroke world champion Christian Sprenger thinks while it was “bizarre that they still bring that up” there was only one way for the team to consign the episode to history.

“People can very quickly forget about bad situations that happen, you see it in a lot of sports such as rugby and soccer and yeah if we bring home hundreds of gold medals this week the Australian public will see a new swimming Australian team,” Sprenger said.
“… That’s the only way we’re going to get away from it, by really stamping our authority over these Commonwealth Games.”

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