The very best athletes in the world all know success is not achieved without pain. The relentless preparation and training needed to make it to the top of any sport hurts. But the agony Australia’s backstroke golden girl, Kaylee McKeown, has endured is much more than physical. Three years ago, on the cusp of her Olympic debut, her dad Sholto died. The heartbreak of losing him could so easily have ended Kaylee’s swimming career.
Instead, she did something remarkable. On assignment for 60 MINUTES, Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys reports how Kaylee turned her sorrow into a superhuman strength.
How the Fastest Female Backstroke Swimmer Turned Grief Into Gold | 60 Minutes Australia