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Swimming: Huegill sorry after drug charge

Published on Apr 29, 2014 7:28 PM
 
Geoff Huegill at the swimming pool within the Australian International School. Former Australian Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill apologised on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after being charged with cocaine possession as he faced a professional backlash. -- ST FILE PHOTO: EDWARD TEO

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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