Therese Alshammar To Bring Long Haul Of Illustrious Race Days To An End Next Week

Therese Alshammar by Patrick B. Kraemer
Therese Alshammar by Patrick B. Kraemer

Therese Alshammar is to pull the plug on her long and illustrious racing career at 39. The Swedish swimmer, at Sydney 2000 double Olympic silver sprint medallist and at Shanghai 2011 the oldest world champion among women in history with victory in the 50m freestyle, has a comeback to her name, though she handled the birth of her first child more like a short break in the life of an athlete for life.

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clive rushton

Class act.

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