Len Moorhouse

New Zealand Olympian: 20

Len Moorhouse represented New Zealand at the Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games and was only one second off the world 100 yards backstroke record at his peak.

As a teenager Len suffered a horrendous accident which altered the course of his life, he was run over by a horse and dray. He was scarred from thigh to ankle and his foot terribly deformed. He found some relief from the pain by swimming. The hours in the water also resulted in a top class swimmer who came to the notice of the local swimming administrators. The accident was the reason he took up swimming at such a relatively late age.

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