Kirsty Balfour

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Kirsty Balfour
Personal information
Full name Kirsty Balfour
Nickname(s) Balf
Nationality British
Born (1984-02-21) 21 February 1984 (age 30)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight 128 lbs (58 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club City of Edinburgh

Kirsty Balfour (born 21 February 1984 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish breaststroke swimmer.

She won gold in the 200 metres breaststroke at the European Long-Course Championships in 2006, and took silver in same event at the World Championships in Melbourne in 2007.

She announced her retirement from swimming on 7 November 2008 stating she planned to do more work for her church.[1] She got married the following day.[2]

Personal bests and records held[edit]

Event Long course Short course
50 m breaststroke 29.08 (2006) 31.56 (2008)
100 m breaststroke 1:07.83 (2006) 1:06.37 (2008)
200 m breaststroke 2:24.04 (2006) NR 2:21.82 (2006) NR
Record Key NR:British

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balfour steps down from swimming". British Swimming. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Wedding bells ring for retired Kirsty". British Swimming. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 

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