Swimming: Huegill sorry after drug charge
Published on Apr 29, 2014 7:28 PM
SYDNEY (AFP) - Former Australian Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill apologised on Tuesday after being charged with cocaine possession as he faced a professional backlash.
The two-time Olympic medallist and his wife were allegedly found with the illegal drug during a police raid on a glamorous horse-racing event in Sydney on Saturday.
"Some people feel that they have been let down and I deeply apologise for that," the 35-year-old told the Nine Network.
Huegill, an inspirational figure in Australian swimming after a comeback from retirement in which he shed a whopping 45kg over 18 months to win gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is due to face court on May 14.
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