Darian Townsend

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Darian Townsend
Personal information
Full name Darian Roy Townsend
Nationality  South Africa
Born (1984-08-28) 28 August 1984 (age 29)
Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, medley
Club Seals
College team University of Florida
University of Arizona

Darian Roy Townsend (born 28 August 1984) is a South African competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

Townsend was born in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Townsend was a member of the South African men's 4×100 metre freestyle relay team that won gold and broke the world record at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Townsend is currently attending the University of Arizona but he also attended the University of Florida.

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Preceded by
United States Ryan Lochte
Men's 200 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

November 15, 2009 – December 17, 2010
Succeeded by
United States Ryan Lochte