Katie Ledecky‘s feat of balancing a glass of chocolate milk while swimming reverberated Down Under, where one of Australia’s Olympic legends attempted to mimic it with a cup of beer.
Susie O’Neill, an eight-time Olympic medalist from 1992-2000 known as Madame Butterfly, accepted a challenge put forth by her fellow radio show hosts. In video shared across Australian media, she took 13 strokes before the beer came off her head, just before reaching a wall.
“It’s actually not as hard as I expected,” O’Neill said in an Instagram Live. “Well, it was pretty hard.”
O’Neill, 47, said backstrokers sometimes train with a water bottle on their foreheads to stay straight. But O’Neill, a freestyler and butterflier, never balanced anything on her head while training.
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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! While American swimming champion Katie Ledecky May have swum a lap balancing a glass of milk on her head, our own Susie added an Australian flavour to her own attempt & swum with a beer…and it was all covered on @sunriseon7 #Straya #LedeckyChallenge #AKLS @susie_oneill1 @luttsy @ashleybradnam @kipwightman