Number 6 and Nadia Rakovsky had something in common, they were both Olympians at one time or another. Nadia was an Olympic bronze medallist at the age of seventeen. While Number 6 was a member of the British fencing team. Yes it was Curtis who said that during the fencing scene of ‘The Schizoid Man,’ “It's good agricultural stuff, but would hardly have got you my place on the Olympic team.” But remembering at the same time that Curtis was impersonating Number 6!
So if Nadia was once an Olympic Bronze
medallist swimmer, why couldn’t she swim so far when she was attempting to swim
away from The Village? Well she was no longer 17 for one thing, and for
another, she would have been used to only swimming in swimming pools, not wild
swimming as she endured during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben!”
Be seeing you