Elizabeth Coster

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Elizabeth Coster
Personal information
Full nameElizabeth Mary Coster
National team New Zealand
Born (1982-12-11) 11 December 1982 (age 36)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke, butterfly
ClubNorth Shore Swim Club
CoachThomas Ansorg

Elizabeth Mary Coster (born 11 December 1982) is a New Zealand former swimmer, who specializes in backstroke and butterfly events.[1] She helped out the New Zealand team to pull off a fourth-place effort and broke a New Zealand record of 4:06.30 in the medley relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.[2]

Coster made her first New Zealand team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she competed in the 100 m butterfly. Swimming in heat two, she edged out Singapore's Joscelin Yeo to take a third spot by two tenths of a second (0.20), but shared a twenty-third place tie with Sweden's Johanna Sjöberg in 1:00.61.[3][4] Coster also teamed up with Hannah McLean, Alison Fitch, and Annabelle Carey in the 4 × 100 m medley relay. She swam a butterfly leg in heat one with a split of 1:00.38, but the New Zealand team settled for sixth place and thirteenth overall in a final time of 4:10.37.[5][6]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Coster shortened her program, swimming only in the 100 m backstroke. She cleared a FINA A-standard entry time of 1:00.93 from the Olympic trials in Auckland.[7][8] She posted a time of 1:00.66 to take a fifteenth seed in the top 16 places from the evening's preliminary heats.[9][10] Followed by the next morning's session, Coster fell short in her bid for the final, as she finished her semifinal run with a slowest time of 1:01.45.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Elizabeth Coster". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's 4×100m Medley Relay Final". Melbourne 2006. BBC Sport. 21 March 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Women's 100 Butterfly Prelims: Petria Thomas Fastest Through to Semis – One Full Second Ahead of Inky". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's 4×100m Medley Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Women's 400 Medley Relay, Prelims Day 7: Aussies Qualify Ahead of USA in Two-Way Battle for Gold". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Coster, Ingram and Herring star at Olympic Trials". Sportzhub. 27 March 2008. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 100m Backstroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 62. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Women's 100m Backstroke – Heat 7". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  10. ^ Lohn, John (10 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Olympic Record Times Three, Kirsty Coventry Leads Women's 100 Back Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Women's 100m Backstroke – Semifinal 2". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  12. ^ Gilhooly, Daniel (11 August 2008). "Swimming: Coster misses out on backstroke final". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 29 November 2012.

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