MP’s embarrassing slip-up at swimming launch


A South Australian MP made an embarrassing blunder at the launch of the Australian Swimming Championships as she introduced the star attraction, Ian Thorpe.

Labor MP Katrine Hildyard introduced Thorpe as one of his former teammates: “Five time Olympic gold medallist Grant Hackett”.

After an awkward silence, a correction was made.

“Australia’s greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe, look thank you everyone for coming here today,” a media manger says from the background.

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