Marieke D'Cruz

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Marieke D'Cruz
Personal information
Full name Marieke Katherine D'Cruz (née Guehrer)
Nickname(s) MG
Nationality  Australia
Born (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 28)
Adelaide
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 74 kilograms (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle
Club SOPAC

Marieke Katherine D'Cruz (née Guehrer), born 9 February 1986, is an Australian swimmer who is the former world record holder in the 50 metres butterfly short course. She clocked 24.99 seconds[1]

After her breakout meet in late 2008, D'Cruz broke her personal best times in several events, also breaking the short course 50 m butterfly world record. At the 2009 Telstra Aus trials, she earned an individual spot in the 100 m freestyle clocking 54.28 along with a spot on the 4×100 m freestyle relay team. The next day she clocked 25.60 s in the 50 m Butterfly, easily making the qualifying time and becoming the third fastest in history in that event, after some thunderous times posted in the semi-finals, the fasted qualifiers failed to match their times in the final, and Guehrer won gold.

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, D'Cruz picked up her first medal on day one with a bronze medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. With a tremendously fast semi-finals in the 50 m butterfly, from lane 6 Guehrer caused an upset capturing gold.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, D'Cruz won silver in the 50m butterfly final to Francesca Halsall and won gold in the 4×100 m freestyle relay.

Career Best Times[edit]

  • LONG COURSE (50m Pool)
    • 50m butterfly– 25.48 (Commonwealth Record)
    • 100m butterfly – 58.08
    • 50m freestyle – 24.87
  • SHORT COURSE (25m Pool)
    • 50m butterfly– 24.69 (Commonwealth Record)
    • 50m freestyle – 23.74 (Commonwealth Record)
    • 50m backstroke – 25.98 (Commonwealth Record)
    • 50m butterfly 100m backstroke (Australian Record)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Rebecca (18 November 2008). "Marieke Guehrer wins $156,000 in world record time". Herald Sun. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Therese Alshammar
Women's 50 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

15 November 2008 – 17 October 2009
Succeeded by
Therese Alshammar
Preceded by
Sanja Jovanović
Women's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (short course)

6 November 2009 – 10 November 2009
Succeeded by
Zhao Jing
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Therese Alshammar
Female World Cup Overall Winner
2008
Succeeded by
Jessica Hardy