Melissa Ashby

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Melissa Ashby
Personal information
Nationality  Grenada
Born (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke

Melissa Ashby (born March 6, 1986) is a retired Grenadian swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] Ashby qualified for the women's 100 m breaststroke at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by receiving a Universality place from FINA, in an entry time of 1:20.53.[2] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat one, including Bolivia's Katerine Moreno, who competed at her third Olympics since 1988. She raced to fifth place in 1:22.67, just 2.14 seconds off her entry time. Ashby failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed forty-fifth overall in the preliminaries.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melissa Ashby". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Women’s 100 Breaststroke Prelims: Aussies Hanson and Jones Qualify One-Two". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013.