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Leslie Boardman (born 2 August 1889 - date of death unknown) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1910s, who won a gold medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.
Although little is known about Boardman, he never won any Australian championships and was not among the original selections for the Stockholm Olympics. E.G. Findlay was originally named in the team, but presumedly due to lack of financing, Boardman later assumed his position in the team. According to records, he unplaced at the 1912 Australian Championshipsand came fourth in the 220 yd freestyle at the New South Wales Championships. It is hypothesized that he was chosen because he was a team-mate at the Sydney Swimming Club of Harold Hardwick and Cecil Healy.
Boardman competed in the 100 m freestyle at the Stockholm Olympics where he won his heat, but came fourth in the second round and was eliminated. In the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, he swam the third leg as the team of Hardwick, Healy and Malcolm Champion (from New Zealand—at the time, New Zealand competed with Australia under the Australasia) defeated the United States for the gold medal. He was also signed up to compete at plain high diving competition, but did not compete.
- Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. pp. 51–52. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.
- Howell, Max (1986). Aussie Gold. Albion, Queensland: Brooks Waterloo. pp. 30–31. ISBN 0-86440-680-0.
- Database Olympics
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