Jennifer Turrall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jennifer Turrall
Personal information
Born (1960-05-09) May 9, 1960 (age 54)
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming

Jennifer "Jenny" Turrall (born 9 May 1960) is a retired Australian swimmer who won two medals in the 400 m and 800 m freestyle at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships.[1] She competed in the same events at the 1976 Summer Olympics with the best achievement of eighth place in the 800 m freestyle.[2]

She was not yet 14 when she won three medals, one gold and two silver, at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand and set a world record (8:50.1) in the 800 m freestyle on 5 January 1974 at the New South Wales state Championships in Sydney.[3] She set another world record in the same event in 1975. Between 1973 and 1975 she also set and then four times improved her world record in the 1500 m freestyle. She retired from swimming in 1976 due to injuries. After finishing school she worked at a TV station in Sydney, but then changed to healthcare and in 1982 received a nursing degree from the Concord Hospital in Sydney.[4] Later she married, and changed her last name to Wetton. In 1993 she was inducted to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennifer TURRALL. les-sports.info.
  2. ^ Jenny Turrall. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record_progression_800_metres_freestyle
  4. ^ Mark Coultan (July 7, 1982). New sparkle for a star who retired at 16. The Sydney Morning Herald
  5. ^ Jenny Wetton - Swimming. sahof.org.au