Tokyo 2021: Evolution of the modern Olympic athlete

Josh Callinan
By Josh Callinan
July 13 2021 - 6:00am
Abbey Harkin during a training session in Cairns ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Her uncle Peter Coughlan, who swam at the 1976 Olympics, wishes he had access to the kind of training and preparation that modern swimmers do. Picture: Swimming Australia

The experience may be 45 years apart, but Peter Coughlan can see the similarities between himself and Tokyo-bound niece Abbey Harkin.

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Josh Callinan

Josh Callinan

Sports Journalist, Newcastle Herald

My name is Josh Callinan and I'm a sports journalist at the Newcastle Herald. I started with the newspaper in 2016 after a decade at the Maitland Mercury.