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Libby Trickett

  • Team: Australia
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 28-Jan-1985
  • Discipline: Butterfly

Biography

Libby competed in the FINA World Championships in Rome, where she claimed a silver medal in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay event setting a new Australian record. She also won two bronze medals in the 100m Butterfly and 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.

Libby enjoyed great success at the 2008 Beijng Olympic Games. She won a Gold medal in the 100m Butterfly Event and narrowly missed out on another in the 100m Freestlye where she took Silver.

Libby trains under coach Grant Stoelwinder, at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

Libby won five gold medals at the 2006 and 2007 FINA World Championships. She is a current world record holder in three individual women’s short course events: 50m and 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly.

She also holds two world relay titles, and is an Olympic gold medallist in the women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle. She married swimmer Luke Trickett in the Easter of 2007.

Formerly known as Libby Lenton, she began using her married name in Swimming following her selection for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Records Held

World:

50m Freestyle (L/C) 23.97, 29 March 2008, Sydney AUS

100m Freestyle (L/C) 52.88, 27 March 2008, Sydney AUS

100m Butterfly (S/C) 55.74, 26 April 2008, Canberra AUS

200m Freestyle (S/C) 1:53.29, 19 November 2005, Sydney AUS

Achievements

The only woman to have swum under 53 seconds for 100m Freestyle event and under 24 seconds…

2009 World Swimming Championships, Rome

2nd 4x100metres Medley Relay
3rd 100metres freestyle

2008 Olympic Games

  • 1st 100m Butterfly
    2nd 100m Freestyle
    4th 50m Freestyle

2007 FINA World Championships

  • 1st 50metres Freestyle
    1st 100metres Freestyle
    1st 100metres Butterfly
    1st 4 x 100metres Freestyle Relay
    1st 4 x 100metres Medley Relay

2006 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

  • 1st 50metres Freestyle
    1st 100metres Freestyle
    1st 100metres Butterfly
    1st 4 x 200metres Freestyle Relay
    1st 4 x 100metres Medley Relay

2005 FINA World Championships

  • 1st 50metres Freestyle
    1st 4 x 100metres Freestyle Relay
    1st 4 x 100metres Medley Relay
    2nd 100metres Butterfly
    2nd 4 x 200metres Freestyle Relay

2004 Olympic Games

  • 1st 4 x 100metres Freestyle Relay
    3rd 50metres Freestyle