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18/07/2016
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Matt Abood - challenges on the road to Rio 2016

29-year-old Matt Abood will make a long awaited Olympic debut at the Rio Games, after claiming a 4x100m freestyle relay spot. The Sydney-born swimmer faced missing out on the London Team by 0.02 seconds in 2012, after he finished third in the 50 freestyle. In 2010, at trials for the Commonwealth Games, he also missed a berth in both the 4x100 freestyle relay team and the 50 freestyle by a fraction of a second.

12/07/2016
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Belinda Hocking’s fight to get to the Rio Olympics

Belinda Hocking, 26, will make her third Olympic appearance in Rio after her stunning performance in the 200m backstroke final at the recent Olympic trials.

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