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Brooke Hanson’s Baby Miracle – ‘My Little Survivor’

Brooke Hanson’s eyes fill with tears as they rest on her tiny two-week-old son Jack. Her ‘little fighter’ entered the world 12 weeks prematurely via an emergency caesarean on July 8 at a featherweight 663g – after being warned he may be born a dwarf. Doctors even described the serious ill premie’s outlook as a […]

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Brooke Hanson Hangs up her Speedos

The 29-year-old had an international career that spanned 13 years and included three long course FINA World Championships, three Commonwealth Games’ and the Olympic appearance in 2004 where she also won a gold for swimming the breaststroke leg in the heats for Australia’s triumphant medley relay squad. Overall Hanson amassed an international medal tally of […]

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Brooke Hanson exclusive: My miracle baby

By Julie Hayne : Womans Day The expectant mum feared years of hard training had robbed her of the chance to have children. You’d be forgiven for not recognising Olympic champion Brooke Hanson if you passed her in the street these days. The former elite swimmer’s once super-toned physique has been replaced by what Brooke […]

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Brooke Hanson calls it quits

Olympic silver medallist Brooke Hanson finally stepped off her rollercoaster of a career by announcing her retirement from swimming – just eight months out from the Beijing Games. The 29-year-old has faced a multitude of challenges during her career and this year alone had to deal with suffering an electric shock, a shoulder injury and […]

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Electric Shock

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 17 my sister Jade and I both suffered electric shocks at the Pool and Spa Show in Melbourne and I am relieved and satisfied to hear today’s findings of the investigation which has been carried out by Energy Safe Victoria. Energy Safe Victoria also explained to me that because […]

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Hanson in the Zone

The disappointment of missing Olympic Games selection in 1996 by a mere 0.11sec and missing selection again in 2000 by 0.80sec did not deter Brooke Hanson from going after her dream to be an Olympian. In 2004, Brooke made her first Olympic Games team to Athens and went on to win a silver medal in […]

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Athletes Olympic Creed

This is the Athletes Olympic Creed that I put on my door at the Olympic village : Real winners have learned… the most important goal, whether you win or lose, is to always do your best not to quit, no matter how hard the going gets not to blame others, for you will lose the […]

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Hanson Wins Silver in Athens

After two failed attempts to make the Australian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000, Nunawading Swimming Club’s Brooke Hanson powered her way onto the 2004 Olympic Team and then powered her way to a silver medal behind China’s Xuejuan Luo in the Womens 100m Breaststroke in Athens. “I can’t believe I have hung in there […]

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Brooke’s Athens Diary

Finally my life long journey to the Olympic Games is about to begin. The time between the Telstra Olympic Team Selection Trials and the eve of departure for the Games has flown by and to think I’m only three-and-a-half weeks away from the biggest swimming carnival of my life – the worlds ultimate sporting event. […]

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Australian Olympic Committee Fundraising Dinner Message

Brookes message to the Australian Olympic Committee fundraising dinner two months prior to the Olympics: Hi my name is Brooke Hanson and at 26 this is my 1st Olympics “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part” I believe I have lived my whole life following the […]

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