Olympian outraged after confused for jailed teammate

A mix-up has seen Olympic diver Loudy Wiggins ask for a ‘please explain’ from popular Network Ten program The Project.

The dual Olympic medalist has taken to Twitter to call out the news program after it used an image of her when reporting on the court case of fellow-diver Chantelle Newbery.

She also claims they used vision of her, instead of Newbery during the report.


“I’m dumbfounded” Wiggins writes as she asks for an apology.

The 36-year-old, who won her first Olympic medal at the 2000 Sydney Games, is now a mother of two and has created Loudy Wiggins Fitness as a personal trainer and nutrition and wellness coach.

While Newbery, 39, also a mother of two and former diving champion, faced Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Friday for unlawful use of a vehicle.

She had spent three weeks behind bars, but was granted conditional bail.