‘Lethal’ Leisel Jones is heading for a high plinth in the Pantheon when she enters the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as a member of the 17-strong Class of 2017 at ceremonies to be held August 25-27, in Fort Lauderdale. When she raced at her last Games, at London 2012, Jones became the first Australian swimmer to compete in four Olympic Games and, alongside Ian Thorpe, holds the record for the most Olympic medals (9) won by any Australian. There were also seven golds at the World Championships and six long-course world records in the mix, three over 100m and three over 200m breaststroke. And then when she retired, she challenged a damaging culture and pressed for change to be made
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