MONTREAL, Canada, July 22. WITH the World Championships set to begin on Sunday, timing has not been on the side of the Australian National Team. While Alice Mills has been hampered by illness, Nic Sprenger has been plagued by a neck injury that was suffered in a recent automobile accident. The illness and injury were reported by Tom Wald.
A contender for world titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, Mills has struggled with sickness and spent two-and-a-half days out of the water with a fever. As for Sprenger, the middle-distance freestyler suffered whiplash in a car accident and the injury bothered Sprenger at the team’s training camp in Florida. Sprenger has not been practicing starts due to his neck woes.