Grant Hackett training with Team Oracle USA in Bermuda


LOOKING as if he's in peak condition, Aussie swimming champion Grant Hackett has teased his next challenge - the America's Cup.

Since his arrest following a violent meltdown at his family home in February, the triple Olympic gold medallist has kept a low profile.

But recent social media posts show Hackett looking fit, training with longstanding friend Ky Hurst and Team Oracle USA in Bermuda ahead of next month's America's Cup.

Team physiotherapist Scott Tindal posted a video to Instagram yesterday showing Hackett undertaking his first ever "grind test", replicating the action of a winch on board a yacht.

The intense workout clearly takes its toll.

@grant__hackett laying it down in his first ever grind test! #test @oracleteamusa #rage ?new recruit?

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Today Hackett posted his own picture to Instagram, revealing that he had been caving in Bermuda with Hurst. He added the hashtag #America'sCup2017.

Hurst moved to Bermuda with his family in 2016 to pursue his dream of competing in the America's Cup.

"I kind of wish it happened earlier in my career. I'm super lucky at the end of the day to come from one sport into an Olympic one, back to surf life saving then cross to one of the biggest sports in the world in sailing," Hurst told the Gold Coast Bulletin earlier this year.

Team Oracle USA are the America's Cup defending champions.

The 2017 event kicks off on May 26.

Originally published as Fit-looking Hackett training again

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