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Leisel Jones

  • Team: Australia
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 30-Aug-1985
  • Discipline: Breaststroke

Biography

Leisel Jones is the world's greatest ever female breaststroker. A dual gold medallist at the recent 2008 Beijing Olympics, Leisel is one of Australia’s most celebrated athletes and her story is one of personal growth, inspiration and success.

Leisel has broken 14 world records, was the youngest member of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Swimming Team and the youngest ever Olympic medallist in Australia’s history when she won silver in the 100m Breaststroke (B) and 4x100m Medley Relay (MR). At 18 years, Leisel brought home Olympic gold, silver and bronze and set a new World Record with the medley relay team at the 2004 Athens Games. And most recently at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Leisel won 100m and 4x100m MR gold and 200m silver.

Leisel’s determination in the pool, her ability to perform under pressure and her positive attitude and honesty has earned her international praise. In 2006 Leisel was named World Swimming Magazine’s Swimmer of the Year. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games Leisel became the first woman in history to complete the 50mB, 100mB and 200mB treble, was named Swimmer of the Meet and was honoured to be selected as the 427 strong Australian team flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.

2010 Dubai World Swimming Championships (25metres)

2nd 100metres Breaststroke
3rd 4x100metres Medley Relay

2010 Commonwealth Games, India

1st 100metres Breaststroke
1st 200metres Breaststroke
1st 4x100metres Medley Relay

2010 Pan pacific Championships, USA

2nd 100metres breaststroke
2nd 200metres breaststroke
2nd 4x100metres Medley relay
3rd 50metres breaststroke

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China

1st 100metres breaststroke
1st 4x100metres breaststroke
2nd 200metres breaststroke

2007 World Swimming championships, Melbourne

1st 100metres breaststroke
1st 200metres breaststroke
1st 4x100metres medley relay
2nd 50metres breaststroke

2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne

1st 100metres breaskstroke
1st 200metres breaskstroke
1st 4x100metres medley relay

2005 World Swimming championships, Montreal

1st 100metres breaststroke
1st 200metres breaststroke
1st 4x100metres medley relay

2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece

1st 4x100metres medley relay
2nd 200metres breaststroke
3rd 100metres breaststroke

2003 World Swimming championships, Barcelona

2nd 200metres breaststroke
3rd 100metres breaststroke
3rd 4x100metres medley relay

2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester UK

1st 100metres breaststroke
1st 200metres breaststroke
1st 4x100metres medley

2001 World Swimming Championships, Fukuoka

1st 4x100metres medley relay
2nd 100metres breaststroke

2000 Olympic Games, Sydney

2nd 100metres breaststroke
2nd 4x100metres medley relay