Jessica Abbott

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Jessica Abbott
Personal information
Full nameJessica Abbott
NationalityAustralian
Born (1985-07-22) 22 July 1985 (age 33)[1]
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
Strokesfreestyle

Jessica Abbott (born 22 July 1985) is an Australian swimmer.

Career[edit]

Abbott first competed for Australia at the 2000 Oceania Swimming Championships in Christchurch where she won gold in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay alongside Melinda Geraghty, Michelle Engelsman and Joy Symons and won bronze in the 50 metre backstroke event.

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Abbott won bronze in the 400 metre individual medley in 4:47.11.[2] and finished 6th 200 metre individual medley in 2:17.00.[3]

She competed in the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama, Japan in the 200 metre butterfly and made the finals both the 200 and 400 metre individual medleys.

At the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Abbott finished 21st in the 400 metre individual medley in 4:52.72.[4]

At the 2003 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, both Jessica and her sister Chloe Abbott represented Australia in swimming simultaneously - the first sisters to do so since Karen and Narelle Moras at the 1972 Munich Olympics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Jessica Abbott". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Results of the women's 400 metre individual medley at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. 4 August 2002. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Results of the women's 200 metre individual medley at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. 30 July 2002. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Results of the women's 400 metre individual medley heats at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships" (pdf). Omega. 27 July 2003: 1. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ Hanson, Ian (July 2004). "World Champ Sister Act as Australian Swimming takes stepping stone to Athens" (PDF). www.swimming.org.au. Australian_Swimming. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2011. Retrieved 2014-09-06.