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Brooke Hanson - electric shock may affect her career

Australia's double Olympic gold medal swimmer Brooke Hanson suffered an electric shock in a freak accident.

Brooke Hanson - electric shock may affect her career During a demonstration on Monday, Brooke Hanson suffered an electric shock and was hospitalized in Melbourne. Hanson had started training in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but her schedule has had to be altered after being hospitalized.

 According to Ian Hanson, Brooke's father, she planned to return to the pool in a day, but this could be postponed for a week or even longer. Ian remains concerned that missing so much training time could be devastating to the career of his 29-year-old daughter. At the same time he expressed relieve that Brooke did survive the accident with only headaches and muscle spasms as the outcome could have been much worse.

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 Energy Safe Victoria is investigating the electric shock accident. Apparently this is not a single case. It has been revealed that Nadine Jones, a member of the same club, has also experienced an electric shock at the same pool. A member of the public also complained of being shocked.

 At this time it is unknown how long it will be until Brooke Hanson resumes full training.

Published on 06/20/2007

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