94 Brooke Bennett – Swimming Olympic Champion

At just the age of 16 Brooke Bennett won the 800 metres freestyle event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Brooke describes being bullied at school after winning gold.

The American reveals the biggest influences on her career and how she coped with competing against more experienced swimmers

Brooke shares the changes she made to her training to win two more Olympic gold medals in the 400 and 800 metres in Sydney.

With two young sons and her own Academy, Brooke also discusses the importance of children learning to swim.

You can learn more about Brooke and her swim academy at bbswimacademy.com

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