Michael Wenden

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Michael Wenden
Personal information
Full name Michael Vincent Wenden
Nickname(s) "Mick", "Mike"
National team  Australia
Born (1949-11-17) 17 November 1949 (age 65)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Michael Vincent Wenden, AM, MBE (born 17 November 1949) is a former champion swimmer who represented Australia in the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics. In 1968 he won four medals: gold in both the 100- and 200-metre freestyle (setting world records in each) and a silver and a bronze in freestyle relays.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Wenden was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979.[1] He was one of the eight bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honourees, Michael Wenden (AUS). Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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Preceded by
Ken Walsh
Men's 100 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)

19 October 1968 – 23 August 1970
Succeeded by
Mark Spitz