Posted: 26 July, 2012
by Triple M Sport
PHOTO: Leisel Jones Comes Under Fire Over 'Unfit' Photos, Olympic Athletes Come To Her Defence
Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones has come under fire after photos have emerged which have prompted questions about her fitness.
(Liesel Jones at the National Construction Centre, Getty Images)
Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones has come under fire after photos have emerged which have prompted questions about her fitness. Fellow Olympic athlete Libby Trickett has come to her defence on Twitter (see above).
"At the swimmer's press conference (their last chat before they start swimming on Saturday morning), [Leisel] was really upbeat about the fact that she's got no pressure on herself, and that she's done well in the past, and she really feels mentally she'll be alright," Triple M Sydney's Gus Worland said from London this morning.
"But the hum around the room as she got up and walked off with the other swimmers off the stage, was very much that they thought she hadn't been working quite as hard as she could have been over the last couple of weeks after getting into the team from the Olympic trials," Worland continued.
"It was very noticeable that she was heavier than she's ever been, but in saying that, she's got plenty of coaches there, and she's an Olympian. Time will tell... if she doesn't perform, people will be pointing at that for sure," Worland said.
However, former Olympian Giaan Rooney has staunchly defended Jones on Triple M's Rush Hour in Melbourne.
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