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Title Australian Story: All The Right Moves - Kieran Perkins - Ep 1 Of 2
Published Australia : ABC1, 2014
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Summary Introduced by Grant HackettIncludes interviews with Grant Hackett, Jared Perkins (brother), Daniel Kowalski and Karen Davis (fiance)Monday night's program sheds new light on Kieren Perkins and one of the more memorable careers in Australian sporting history. It also provides candid insights into his unique rivalry with Grant Hackett.Kieren Perkins clinched his claim to 'legend' status with a remarkable comeback at Atlanta in 1996 after being all but written off in the lead up to the Games. At a time when many of the nation's swimming greats are struggling with life out of the pool, Perkins alone seems to have managed a smooth transition.Now aged forty, he has forged a second career as a successful banking executive and finally come to terms with the strange and difficult process of rocketing from sporting idol to 'nobody'.In this candid two part episode, he reveals the surprising truth about what went wrong in Atlanta; acknowledges his own struggles to create a new life; and introduces his new partner, the woman credited with bringing new happiness into his life
Event Broadcast 2014-05-19 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Perkins, Kieren, 1973-.
Athletes -- Conduct of life.
Medalists.
Swimmers.
World records.
Olympic athletes.
New South Wales -- Sydney.
Queensland -- Brisbane.
Form Streaming video
Author Cotterell, Denis, contributor
Garew, John, contributor
Hackett, Grant, contributor
Kowalski, Daniel, contributor
Lyons, David, contributor
Perkins, Gloria, contributor
Perkins, Jared, contributor
Perkins, Kieren, contributor
Smith, Wayne, contributor