Former Olympic Swimming Champion Elka Whalan joins ARN newsroom as Games commentator

Former Olympic Swimming Champion Elka Whalan joins ARN newsroom as Games commentator
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Australian Radio Network is pleased to announce Australian swimming champion, multiple medalist and dual Olympian Elka Whalan will join the ARN news team as a commentator during the Games in August.

Elka’s outstanding swimming career saw her reach world #1 in her freestyle events, bringing home medals from the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Sydney and Brisbane News Director for the KIIS and Pure Gold networks Deborah Clay believes Elka’s inspiring personality and significant sporting experience will resonate with listeners across the ARN news brands.

Every time I see Elka, I walk away feeling as though I’ve been in the presence of somebody special. Elka’s own Olympic achievements, experience as a media personality and her uniquely positive outlook make her a perfect, engaging and fun addition to the ARN news offering during the Games. Elka will be keeping our listeners up to date with regular commentary and updates when all the action kicks off on August 5.”

On joining the ARN news team for the Games Elka Whalan said:“The Games are always such a special time, for so many athletes competing it’s the culmination of years, sometimes a lifetime, of dedication and for everyone at home watching it’s a great spectacle of real life triumph, gutsy competition and sometimes heartbreak unfolding right on your screens. I’m thrilled to be part of ARN’s news team, bringing commentary and updates for audiences across the KIIS and Pure Gold networks nationally.”

Elka will be heard nationally across the ARN Pure Gold and KIIS networks from August 5 to 21.

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