Michael Wenden

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Michael Wenden
Personal information
Full name Michael Vincent Wenden
Nickname(s) "Mick", "Mike"
Nationality  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
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Michael Vincent Wenden AM MBE (born 17 November 1949) was a 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 200m 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.

In 2000 Wenden was one of the eight flag-bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.


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

19 October 1968 – 23 August 1970
Succeeded by
Mark Spitz