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My friend and former team mate Grant Hackett has had a challenging week, to say the least. It's easy to sit back and judge his behaviour, and by no means do I condone it, but I think I can understand some of the emotions he might be feeling right now.
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Swimming has been my life, my identity, my friendship base, my second family, my joy, my solace, my love. And this week, a career that has spanned 21 years, over two-thirds of my life, is coming to an end.
Did you see Mitch Larkin win the 200m backstroke last night? Wow. He was impressive in the 100 too. So impressive that if you If you had to put money on one Australia swimmer winning an individual gol...