Andrew Lauterstein

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Andrew Lauterstein
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Personal information
Full name Andrew George Lauterstein[1]
Nickname(s) Ando, Waterstein
Nationality  Australia
Born (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 27)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kilograms (200 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, Freestyle
Club New South Wales Institute of Sport

Andrew George Lauterstein (born 22 May 1987 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian swimmer and a three-time Olympic medalist.[2]

Personal[edit]

Lauterstein grew up in Black Rock, Victoria and attended Brighton Grammar School. He has an elder brother and a younger sister. In his youth, Lauterstein was in the Victorian state football team and represented Australia at baseball in youth teams. He quit both sports at the age of 16 to concentrate on swimming. Outside of his swimming life, Lauterstein is a keen aspiring DJ and was one of the 50 nominees for the 2008 Cleo Bachelor of the Year award, which was eventually awarded to Jason Dundas.[citation needed]

2007 World Championships[edit]

At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Lauterstein qualified 11th in the heats of the 100 m butterfly in a time of 52.63 s. He managed only a time of 52.99 s in the semifinals and was eliminated in 15th place.[citation needed]

In the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, Lauterstein swam the third leg. Australia was fifth at the start of his leg. Lauterstein was the second slowest of the third leg swimmers, and Australia were in last place at the end of his 49.17 s split, which was the 19th fastest out of the 24 swimmers who had a flying start. Australia finished fifth.[citation needed]

In the 4 × 100 m medley relay, Lauterstein swam the butterfly leg and started his split with Australia in second place behind Japan. Lauterstein swam the fifth fastest butterfly leg with a split of 52.63 s and was overtaken by his Russian counterpart, leaving Australia third at the last change. Eamon Sullivan anchored Australia to gold by overtaking his Japanese and Russian counterparts.[citation needed]

2007 World Championships Events
Final medal count: 1 (1 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze)
Event Time Place
4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay 3:15.89 5th
100m Butterfly 52.99 15th
4 x 100 m Medley Relay 3:34.93 Gold

2008 Olympics[edit]

In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he swam in both the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and the 100 m butterfly. He swam the second leg of the final in the 4x100 freestyle relay, winning a bronze medal. In the 100m butterfly, Lauterstein swam a personal best and Australian record in each of the three stages, and qualified for the final with the third fastest qualifying time. He took the bronze medal in the final with a time of 51.12 seconds in a race where US sensation Michael Phelps won his 7th gold medal of the Games. Lauterstein edged out world record holder Ian Crocker for the bronze by just 0.01s. Lauterstein also won a silver medal in 4 x 100m medley relay in which he swam the butterfly leg.[citation needed]

[3]

2008 Summer Olympics Events
Final medal count: 3 (0 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Event Time Place
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.91 Bronze AR
100 m Butterfly 51.12 Bronze AR
4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.04 Silver AR

Following the Olympics, Lauterstein left his long-term coach Glenn Baker and moved to the New South Wales Institute of Sport under Grant Stoelwinder. Stoelwinder coaches Libby Lenton and Eamon Sullivan the world record holders in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle for women and men respectively.[citation needed]

In January, Lauterstein returned to action contesting the Victorian & NSW State championships. He showed tremendous form starting off the year going sub-52 in his pet event with only 3 weeks preparation.[citation needed]

In March, Lauterstein sent a message at the 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships (World Championships Trails). He clocked 48.64 in the 100 m freestyle, missing the individual spot behind Matt Targett by 0.01s. In the 50 m butterfly, he got revenge against Targett, setting a new Australian record of 23.30, ironically, besting Targett by 0.01s. His final task was the 100 m butterfly, after a misleading heats, and semi finals, Lauterstein clocked 51.13, just missing his Australian record by 0.01s.[citation needed]

2009 World Championships[edit]

Day 1 brought the 4 – 100 m freestyle relay, and with the absence of Eamon Sullivan and Ashley Callus, Australia were never in medal territory, finishing eighth. The 100 m butterfly final saw Lauterstein set an Australian record, but he failed to get on the podium. After two disappointing finals, he did not leave Rome empty handed, capturing a bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay. In the preliminaries, he clocked a 50.16, which is the second fastest 100 butterfly split in history behind Michael Phelps.[citation needed]

2009 World Championships Events
Final medal count: 1 (0 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze)
Event Time Place
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.40 8th
100m Butterfly 50.85 5th AR
4 x 100 m Medley Relay 3:28.64 Bronze AR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 2010-10-05. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Lauterstein - Biography". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ Bryan, Rebecca (16 August 2008). "Andrew Lauterstein third as Michael Phelps equals history at the Beijing Olympics". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 

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