Newspaper Slammed for Criticizing Olympic Swimmer’s Weight
A newspaper caused a wave of controversy after criticizing an Olympic swimmer’s weight. But supporters of Australia’s Leisel Jones–a three-time gold medalist–have come to her aid and sent the champion’s naysayers back to the shallow end.
Leisel Jones, you have my 100% support. Your body is amaze & NORMAL. I can't believe this is even making news! #isupportwomeninsport—
Felicity Harley (@felicityharley) July 25, 2012
How dare ppl attack Leisel Jones. A talented athlete not a supermodel! If anyone thinks they have no cellulite they r kidding themselves!—
Danni Da Ros (@dannidaros) July 25, 2012
Bring on Gruen Sweat! ps How about we focus on the impressive person Leisel Jones is & stop being superficial mongrels. #goleisel—
Kurt Fearnley (@kurtfearnley) July 25, 2012
My bad - I didn't realise Leisel Jones earned her spot in London at a pageant. Here was I thinking she was a great swimmer!—
Katherine Bates (@KatherineLBates) July 25, 2012
I'm embarrassed by the Aussie media having a go at Leisel, one of Australia's greatest Olympians. Support athletes don't drag them down—
Melanie Schlanger (@Mel_Schlanger) July 24, 2012
Congratulations to Leisel Jones only swimmer in Australian olympics history to swim at 4 games. Let's all get behind her not bring her down.—
Brendan Fevola (@BrendanFevola25) July 25, 2012
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