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.