Aussie World Record Holder Meg Harris Suffers Arm Injury

Swimmer Meg Harris of Australia broke through big-time at this summer’s Olympic Games but now a part of her body is literally, well, broken.

According to the 19-year-old freestyle ace’s Instagram post dated today, January 8th, Harris was in the hospital with what looks like a cast and supportive sling on her left arm.

Later, Marion Swim Club teammate Madi Wilson also posted a pic of Harris with her arm injury, although out of the hospital at this point. We have reached out to both Harris and her management company for further details on what caused the situation and what the prognosis is.


In her Olympic debut in Tokyo, Harris swam the second leg on the Australian women’s 4×100m free relay. She split an impressive 53.09 en route to winning the gold medal while also setting a new World Record in the process.

Harris also earned bronze as a prelims swimmer on the Aussie women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Leading up to Tokyo, Harris had been training at St. Peters Western under Coach Dean Boxall but, as we reported, she has since moved to Marion and is now under Kyle Chalmers’ coach Peter Bishop.

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10 days ago

She heard SwimSwam ranked her in the 90s and broke her arm punching a hole in the wall.

Corn Pop
10 days ago

19 year in hospital ! How will the SA hospital system.cope ?

Last edited 10 days ago by Corn Pop
Corn Pop
Reply to  Corn Pop
10 days ago

Sorry . From reading comments on SS I thought people were not allowed to use hospitals . That they are edifices sitting there fully staffed waiting for the Plague.

Reply to  Corn Pop
10 days ago

Using a word like edifice doesn’t make you any less dumb.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Meow
10 days ago

Veterinarian.anti anxiety meds are very good . You should try some.

10 days ago

Damn, I was really excited about her this year 😭 Hopefully it isn’t as bad as it appears.

Reply to  Dee
10 days ago

Maybe a call to Sarah S for some recovery tips!

9 days ago

Don’t the photos show different arms??? The hospital photo showed her left arm in a cast. The next photo shows the right arm….

Reply to  Cathryn
9 days ago

The one that Meg posted is a selfie so it’s flipped.

8 days ago

Wishing Meg a speedy recovery and saying “well done” to whomever made the smart decision to move her to Coach Bishop’s program from Boxall’s program.

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