Jade Neilsen

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Jade Neilsen
Personal information
National team  Australia
Born (1991-07-24) 24 July 1991 (age 25)
Southport, Queensland
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1][2]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)[1][2]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Jade Neilsen (born 24 July 1991) is an Australian competitive swimmer. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay event.

Personal life[edit]

Neilsen was born on 24 July 1991 in Southport, Queensland.[3]

Her uncle, Paul Neilsen, is a surfer and was 1971 world champion in the sport. Other sports she is involved with include surf lifesaving, winning the swim and board rescue event at the 2006 age Australian Championship. In 2012, she was attending Bond University where she was pursuing a degree in sports management. She lives in Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

Swimming[edit]

Neilsen gained a scholarship with the Queensland Academy of Sport.[1]

Neilsen competed in the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games in the 200-metre freestyle event where she came in first. She also competed in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay event where she finished second. She competed in the 4×200-metre freestyle event at the Dubai hosted 2010 World Short Course Championships. Her team came in second with a time of 7:37.57. At the Samoa-hosted 2010 Oceania Championships, she earned one silver medal and three gold medals. She competed in the 2011 Australian Championships in the 200-metre freestyle where she finished third. She competed in the 2011 World Swimming Championships.[3][4][5] At the 2012 Adelaide National Championships in the 200-metre freestyle event, she finished fifth, which earned her a place in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay team. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in swimming in the 4×200-metre freestyle event.[1] The Games were her first.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "London 2012 - Jade Neilsen". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jade Neilsen — London 2012". Ten Sport. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Jade Neilsen". Swimming Australia. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Seebohm, Jones inspired by relay win". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Geoff Hegill given reprieve as selection standard relaxed". The Australian. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.