Hurdler has breast implants removed to boost her chances of winning a medal at the 2012 Olympics

January 4, 2010

(ChattahBox) – Being ‘top heavy’ is an option one ambitious runner decided she couldn’t afford to keep. While swimmers often shave their heads to be more aerodynamic, Australian hurdler Jana Rawlinson has had her breast implants removed to boost her chances of winning a medal at the 2012 Olympics, a magazine has reported. Rawlinson who won the 400m hurdles at the 2003 Paris world championships and four years later in Osaka, Japan, tells Woman’s Day magazine, she originally had the implants because she was unhappy with her athletic figure:

“When I looked in the mirror I just saw muscled arms, broad shoulders and big, strong legs,” she said. “These are assets I need to run well, but they didn’t make me feel like an attractive woman. “There are a couple of girls – who I won’t name – in world athletics who are Olympic champions, but they look like men and I don’t want to be like that.”

But Rawlinson now tells the magazine she’s had a change of heart:

“I absolutely loved having bigger boobs, but finally I’ve grown up enough to know myself; to be honest about who I am when I look in the mirror. I don’t want to short-change Australia either – I want to feel the most athletic I can, to know that I’m standing on the track in London the fittest I can be.”

Well they can always go back in later, if that’s what she wants.


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