|Full name||Danni Miatke|
29 November 1987 |
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Danni Miatke (born 29 November 1987) is an Australian swimmer.
Born in Darwin, Northern Territory in 1987, Miatke began competitive swimming in 1995. She first represented the Northern Territory in 1998 at the national School Sport Swimming and Diving Championships. She first won gold for the Territory in 1999 at the Australian Age Championships, in the 100 metres backstroke in the under-13 division. Her coach in the Northern Territory was Jay Davies, from the Northern Territory Institute of Sport.
Miatke moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 2002 to pursue a career in professional swimming. Until the end of 2005, she was a student at Carey Baptist Grammar School in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. Where she was previously a member of the Carey Aquatic Swim Club (Now Known as the CA Tritons), under coach Rohan Taylor. Miatke is currently a member of the Melbourne ViCentre swimming club under coach Ian Pope. Miatke's interests include reading. Danni is interestingly afraid of the ocean.
In 2002 Miatke was the winner of the NT Junior Sports Person of the Year Award and 2006 the winner of the NT Sports Person of the Year Award. In 2004 she was named the Fisher & Paykel Female Youth Swimmer of Year by Swimming Australia. Other awards include the 2002 Northern Territory Institute of Sport National Athlete of the Year and 2006 Northern Territory Young Achievers Sports Award, 2006 and 2007 Victorian Junior Female Athlete of the Year, also in 2006, Miatke was a finalist in the Northern Territory for the Young Australian of the Year Award.
At the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis, United States, Miatke won silver in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, and bronze in both the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay and 4 × 100 metre medley relay. Her best individual result at the meet was thirteenth in the 200 metre freestyle. The 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Canada were Miatke's first international long-course meet. She won gold in the 50 metres butterfly in Commonwealth record time, ahead of world record holder Anna-Karin Kammerling from Sweden.
In 2006, Miatke won the 50 metres butterfly at the Telstra Commonwealth Games Trials and finished fifth in the 100 metres, qualifying for the Australian Commonwealth Games team. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in her adopted home town of Melbourne, Miatke won gold in the 50 metres butterfly.
- 50 m butterfly: 26.05s(Commonwealth record)
- 100 m butterfly: 59.98s
- 100 m freestyle: 56.14s
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