Olympic swimmer Helen Smart dies suddenly aged 43

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

The professional swimmer also won bronze at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in 1998 and worked as a school principal at the time of her death.
No cause of death is known at this time, however, 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 19 years old, she competed in the women’s 50-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke at the Summer Games in 2000.
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