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Olympic swimmer Helen Smart dies suddenly at the age of 43 |

Former Olympic swimmer Helen Smart, who represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has died aged 43.

The professional swimmer also won bronze at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in 1998 and was working as a school principal at the time of her death.
No cause of death is known at this time, but Smart’s loved ones have described it as “sudden.”

Smart, then known by her maiden name Don-Duncan, made a name for herself in the swimming world after becoming the British backstroke champion in the late 1990s.
At age 19, she competed in the women’s 50m backstroke and 200m backstroke at the 2000 Summer Games.


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