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25 November 1980 |
Sydney, New South Wales
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|Club||Galston Swim Club|
Cameron Delaney (born 25 November 1980) is a former backstroke swimmer who competed for Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. There he finished in eleventh position in the 200m backstroke, clocking 2:00.39 in the semi final.
Delaney, who started swimming as a child on the advice of his doctor due to a weak chest, was a member of the Galston Swimming Club in Sydney and trained under former Olympian Gary Winram. He also worked as a lifeguard whilst training.
In 1999, Delaney made himself noticed as a backstroke contender by finishing third in the 200m backstroke in the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. In this race, he finished third behind American Lenny Krayzelburg, who beat the world record. Delaney took nearly 2.5 seconds off his previous personal best in this race and in process breaking the 2-minute mark with a time 1:59.98 minutes.
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