Bronte Campbell

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Bronte Campbell
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Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20)
Blantyre, Malawi
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Indooroopilly Swim Club

Bronte Campbell (born 14 May 1994) is an Australian swimmer who has been selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Her older sister Cate is also a swimmer who won two bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics. Bronte and Cate were the first Australian siblings on the same Olympic swimming team since the 1972 Summer Olympics and the first Australian sisters ever to compete in the same swimming event at the Olympics.[1][2]

Her family moved from Malawi to Australia in 2001 and she and Cate joined the Indooroopilly Swimming Club in Brisbane that same year. Their coach at Commercial, Simon Cusack, continues to coach both sisters.

In 2009, Bronte won gold in the 50 m freestyle at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival then in 2011, she won gold in the same event at the 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru.

Campbell competed in the Women's 50 metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She and her sister Cate swam in the same heat, finishing second and third, respectively, and qualifying for the semi-final in ninth and tenth place, respectively.[3]

At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships she won silver in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle events finishing behind sister Cate in both and qualified for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. At the World Championships, she teamed up with Cate, Emma McKeon and Alicia Coutts in the 4×100 m freestyle where they won the silver medal, finishing 0.12 seconds behind the United States.[4]

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