Eydis Konráðsdóttir

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Eydis Konráðsdóttir
Personal information
Full name Eydis Konráðsdóttir
National team  Iceland
Born (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978 (age 40)
Keflavík, Iceland
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Keflavík Íþrótta-og Ungmennafélag

Eydis Konráðsdóttir (born February 16, 1978) is an Icelandic former swimmer, who specialized in sprint butterfly events.[1] She represented Iceland in two editions of the Olympic Games (1996 and 2000), and also held an Icelandic record in the 100 m butterfly until it was later broken by Kolbrún Yr Kristjánsdóttir and Sarah Blake Bateman within the 2000s decade. Konradsdottir is a medicine undergraduate at the University of New South Wales, and also married to Australia's medley swimmer and three-time Olympian Matthew Dunn.[2][3]

Konradsdottir made her first Icelandic team, as an eighteen-year-old junior, at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where she competed in the 100 m butterfly. Swimming in heat three, she picked up a fifth seed and twenty-ninth overall in 1:03.41.[4]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Konradsdottir competed again in the 100 m butterfly. She achieved a FINA B-cut of 1:02.93 from the Mare Nostrum Meet in Canet-en-Roussillon, France.[3][5][6] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat three, including Thailand's three-time Olympian Praphalsai Minpraphal. She posted a seventh-place time of 1:03.27 in her own race to edge out Trinidad and Tobago's Siobhan Cropper by 0.07 seconds. Konradsdottir failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-ninth overall on the first day of prelims.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Eydis Konráðsdóttir". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Campion, Britta (3 September 2005). "Icelandic Butterfly". University of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Afrekskonur á Ólympíuleikanaļūst" [Women's achievements at the Olympics] (in Icelandic). Víkurfréttir. 16 August 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 3" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eydís á leið til Ástralíuļūst" [Eydis goes to Australia] (in Icelandic). Víkurfréttir. 22 February 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 224. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 28 May 2013.