Bronte Barratt

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Bronte Barratt
Personal information
Full name Bronte Amelia Arnold Barratt
Nickname(s) Bron-Bron
Nationality  Australia
Born (1989-02-08) 8 February 1989 (age 25)
Brisbane
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Albany Creek

Bronte Amelia Arnold Barratt OAM[2][3] (born 8 February 1989) is a competitive swimmer from Australia. At the World Short Course Championships held in Shanghai in 2006, Barratt won the gold medal in women's 4x200m freestyle relay and an individual silver medal in the 400m freestyle.[4] In 2007, she broke the oldest record in swimming for Australian women when she broke Tracey Wickham's 29 year old record in the 400m freestyle.[5] Barratt competed in the 2008 Olympic Games over 200m and 400m freestyle. She was also part of the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team, winning gold in the final, and breaking the now-previous world record by a full six seconds. She swam the second 200m after good friend Stephanie Rice, and before Kylie Palmer and Linda Mackenzie. In 2009, she received the Medal of the Order of Australia "For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games".[2]

Bronte Barratt won a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bronte Barrett". london2012.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Barratt, Bronte Amelia". It's An Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Results – Monday 4 October". BBC Sport. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Bronte Barratt Swimming Profile". Elite Sports. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Barratt claims Wickham's 400m record". Melbourne: The Age. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 

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