Chris Fydler

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Chris Fydler
Personal information
Full name Christopher John Fydler
Nationality  Australia
Born (1972-11-08) 8 November 1972 (age 42)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Christopher John Fydler (born 8 November 1972) is a former freestyle swimmer from Australia, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. His finest hour came eight years later, when he was a member of the Men's 4×100m freestyle relay team, that defeated the United States and won the gold medal in the prestigious event, alongside Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe and Ashley Callus. It was the first time in Olympic history that the US had been beaten in that event.

Since retiring from swimming in early 2001, he has continued to be active in the swimming and Olympic families. Chris was a board member of Swimming Australia Ltd from 2006 to 2010, and was appointed as the Deputy Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team competing in London in 2012.

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