Brenton Rickard

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Brenton Rickard
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Personal information
Full name Brenton Scott Rickard
Nationality  Australia
Born (1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 31)
Brisbane, Queensland
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Brothers
Coach Vince Raleigh

Brenton Scott Rickard[1] (born 19 October 1983) is a breaststroke swimmer from Australia.[2] He emerged at the international level in 2006, swimming at the Commonwealth games. He has captured multiple Olympic and World Championship medals, as well as World and Commonwealth records. During this period he was coached by Vince Raleigh.

In 2009, he was Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year.[3]

Olympic Games[edit]

He arrived in Beijing as a medal contender and a serious threat for the gold medal in all 3 of his events. He set Australian, Commonwealth and Oceanic records, capturing silver medals in the 200m breaststroke and 4×100m medley relay, and finished 5th in the 100m breaststroke.

FINA World Championships[edit]

Rickard's first World Championships were a good one, consistently capturing medals in all of his pet events. No Australian records were set, however his status in the world rankings leapfrogged.

In the final of the 100 m breaststroke, Rickard won the gold medal and surpassed the old world record of 58.91 held by Kosuke Kitajima with a time of 58.58.[4]

Career Best Times[edit]

Long Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Breaststroke 26.95 AUS Record Holder
100m Breaststroke 58.58 Former WR Holder
200m Breaststroke 2:07.89 Former AUS Record Holder
Short Course Personal bests
Event Time Record
50m Breaststroke 26.62 Former AUS Record Holder
100m Breaststroke 57.79 Former AUS Record Holder
200m Breaststroke 2:04.33

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Brenton Rickard – Biography". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year
  4. ^ "Rickard sets 1st world record of Day 2". The Associated Press. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kosuke Kitajima
Men's 100 m breaststroke
world record holder
(long course)

27 July 2009 – 29 July 2012
Succeeded by
Cameron van der Burgh
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Wallace and Heath Francis
Australian Athlete of the Year
2009 (with Emma Moffatt)
Succeeded by
Lydia Lassila