Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir

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Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir
Personal information
Nationality  Iceland
Born (1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 33)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
Club Sundfélagið Húnar (ISL)
College team UC Irvine Anteaters (USA)

Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir (born July 15, 1981 in Reykjavík) is a retired Icelandic swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events.[1] She is a multiple-time Big West Conference honoree, four-time Icelandic record holder, and a member of the swimming team for the UC Irvine Anteaters at the University of California, Irvine.[2][3]

Bjargardottir made her official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She failed to advance into the semifinals in any of her individual events, finishing twenty-seventh in the 200 m freestyle (2:05.22), and thirty-sixth in the 100 m freestyle (58.44).[4][5]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Bjargardottir shortened her program, swimming only in the 200 m individual medley. She achieved a FINA B-standard of 2:20.35 from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[6][7] Bjargardottir challenged five other swimmers in heat one, including two-time Olympians Marina Mulyayeva of Kazakhstan and Vered Borochovski of Israel. She raced to fourth place by 0.62 of a second behind 16-year-old swimmer Park Na-Ri of South Korea with a time of 2:22.00. Bjargardottir failed to qualify for the semifinals, as she placed twenty-seventh overall for the second time in the preliminaries.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bjargardottir leading UCI swim team". Daily Pilot. 20 December 2002. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Anteaters on the Rise". Swimming World Magazine. 23 January 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 283. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 174. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "2003 FINA World Championships (Barcelona, Spain) – Women's 200m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Individual Medley Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Women's 200m Individual Medley Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Women's 200 Individual Medley Prelims Day 3: Klochkova Aims for Repeat Olympic Gold; Americans Qualify 3rd and 4th". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 9 Mayl 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)