Australian swimming legend John Konrads dies at age 78

John Konrads, one of Australia’s greatest swimmers during a golden age for the sport, has died.

Konrads dominated world swimming as a teenager in the late 1950s and early 1960s, winning the 1500m freestyle at the 1960 Rome Olympics among a haul of three medals at the Games.

Across a decorated career, Konrads set 26 individual freestyle world records between the 200m and 1500m events before he turned 15.

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