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'The skinnier the better': Cate Campbell details Beijing food shaming incident in new book Sister Secrets with Bronte

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
Updated November 19 2021 - 12:52am, first published November 15 2021 - 7:00pm
Bronte and Cate Campbell detail their lives in and out of the pool in their new book Sister Secrets, with some revelations about the culture of swimming and the demand the sport requires to make it. Picture: Getty

"The skinnier the better" was the message the Campbell sisters heard on pool decks around Australia during the early days of their swimming careers, before one of them would face an undiagnosed eating disorder in the early 2010s.

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Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes

Journalist

Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.

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