|Full name||Yolane Nicole Kukla|
29 September 1995 |
|Club||St Peter's Western|
At the 2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships in Sydney at just 14, Kukla earned selection for the Commonwealth Games team for Delhi, where she won the gold medal in the 50m freestyle, and Australian team for the Pan Pacific Championships. She made her senior Australian team debut at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships where she collected 2 relay silver medals and finished 4th in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 100m butterfly, along with winning the B final in the 50m butterfly setting an equal championship record. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games she was dropped from the relays, and finished 4th in the 50m & 100m butterfly, she won the gold medal in the 50m freestyle in a time of 24.86s.
Kukla swam in the heats of the 4×100m freestyle relay at the London Olympics in 2012 helping qualify the team for the final where the team won the gold medal. The team included Libby Trickett, Emily Seebohm, Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Melanie Schlanger and Brittany Elmslie.
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