Glen Walshaw

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Glen Walshaw
Personal information
Full name Glen Walshaw
National team  Zimbabwe
Born (1976-07-25) 25 July 1976 (age 41)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of Alabama (U.S.)
Coach Jonty Skinner (U.S.)

Glen Walshaw (born 25 July 1976) is a Zimbabwean former swimmer, who specialized in sprint and middle-distance freestyle events.[1] He is a double medalist at the All-Africa Games (1999), and later represented Zimbabwe at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. For almost thirteen years, Walshaw currently holds a Zimbabwean record in the 200 m freestyle. While studying in the United States, he received two All-American honors in the freestyle relay as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide swimming and diving team.[2]

At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa, Walshaw won a total of two medals: a silver medal in the 200 m freestyle (1:55.85) and bronze in the 400 m freestyle (4:09.65).[3]

Walshaw competed in a freestyle double (both 100 and 200 m) at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[4] He posted FINA B-standards of 52.08 (100 m freestyle) and 1:52.75 (200 m freestyle) from the U.S. National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[5][6] In the 200 m freestyle, Walshaw placed fortieth on the morning prelims. Swimming in heat four, he rounded out the field to last place in a new Zimbabewan record of 1:54.70.[7] Two days later, in the 100 m freestyle, Walshaw challenged seven other swimmers in the same heat, including Fiji's three-time Olympian Carl Probert. He raced to seventh place and fifty-second overall in 52.53, more than half a second off his entry time.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Walshaw". 25 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Men's All-Americans". Alabama Crimson Tide. 17 March 2001. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Neville (12 September 1999). "All Africa Games Day 1: Wittstock Causes Upset As SA Strikes Gold At Ellis Park". Swim News. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "2003 Alabama Swimming & Diving: Alabama in the Olympics" (PDF). Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama Crimson Tide. p. 78. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 4" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 125. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 4" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 114. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013.