Karen van Wirdum

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Karen van Wirdum
Personal information
Full name Karen Tracey van Wirdum
National team Australia
Born (1971-04-09) 9 April 1971 (age 46)
Brisbane, Queensland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Redcliffe Leagues SC

Karen Tracey van Wirdum (born 9 April 1971)[1] is a former freestyle swimmer from Australia, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1988. She won the gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle at the 1990 Commonwealth Games and in the 50-metre freestyle at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

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  1. ^ "Karen van Wirdum". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 May 2013.