Bronte Campbell

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Bronte Campbell
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Personal information
Full name Bronte Campbell
National team  Australia
Born (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 22)
Blantyre, Malawi
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Commercial SC
Coach Simon Cusack

Bronte Campbell (born 14 May 1994) is an Australian competitive swimmer who is an Olympic athlete, world champion, and world record-holder. Her older sister Cate is also a swimmer who won two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bronte and Cate were the first Australian siblings on the same Olympic swimming team since the 1972 Olympics, and the first Australian sisters ever to compete in the same swimming event at the Olympics.[1][2] Bronte Campbell won three gold medals at the 2015 World Championships, including the 50- and 100-metres freestyle events.

Career[edit]

Her family moved from Malawi to Australia in 2001 and she and Cate joined the Indooroopilly Swimming Club in Brisbane that same year. Their coach at Commercial, Simon Cusack, continues to coach both sisters.

In 2009, Bronte won gold in the 50-metre freestyle at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival then in 2011, she won gold in the same event at the 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru.

2012[edit]

Campbell competed in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She and her sister Cate swam in the same heat, finishing second and third, respectively, and qualifying for the semi-final in ninth and tenth place, respectively.[3]

2013[edit]

At the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships she won silver in the 50- and 100-metre freestyle events finishing behind sister Cate in both and qualified for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships. At the World Championships, she teamed up with Cate, Emma McKeon and Alicia Coutts in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay where they won the silver medal, finishing 0.12 of a second behind the United States.[4]

2014[edit]

Competing at the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Doha, she won two silver medals, one in the 50-metre freestyle event (timing 23.62) behind Ranomi Kromowidjojo, and the other in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay behind the Danish team. She finished fourth (timing 51.65) in the finals of the 100-metre freestyle event, behind Femke Heemskerk, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Sarah Sjöström.[5]

2015[edit]

With Cate Campbell in Kazan 2015

At the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, she won three gold medals and one bronze. She finished first in the 100-metre freestyle event (in 52.52), beating Sarah Sjöström and Cate Campbell,[6] and the 50-metre freestyle event (in 24.12), beating Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Sarah Sjöström.

She also won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, beating the dutch and US teams by a comfortable lead,[7] and a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay behind the Chinese and Swedish teams.[8]

2016[edit]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Campbell will represent Australia in both the 50m & 100m freestyle, as well as the 4x100m freestyle & 4x100m medley relays.[9]

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Records
Preceded by
Florent Manaudou, Jérémy Stravius, Mélanie Henique, Anna Santamans
Mixed 4 × 50 metres freestyle relay world record-holder
10 November 2013 – 14 December 2013
With: Regan Leong (10 November to 10 November), Tomaso D'Orsogna, Travis Mahoney, Cate Campbell
Succeeded by
Sergey Fesikov, Vladimir Morozov, Rozaliya Nasretdinova, Veronika Popova