Meagen Nay

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Meagen Nay
Personal information
Full name Meagen Marree Nay
Nickname(s) "Megs" or "Meggie"
National team  Australia
Born (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 27)
Gold Coast, Queensland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club St Peters Western
Coach Michael Bohl

Meagen Marree Nay (born 5 October 1988) is a competitive swimmer from Australia. She competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in the 200-metre backstroke and placed seventh in the final. Nay is the Australian record holder in the 200-metre backstroke.[1]

She is the daughter of Robert Nay, who competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. However, her father did not live to see her swim, having been killed in a car crash in 1992. Her brother, Amos Nay, was killed in July 2009, also in a car crash.[2] Nay was due to swim the 200-metre backstroke and 200-metre freestyle at the 2009 World Championships, but returned home to grieve her brother's death after swimming in the preliminaries of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, which earned a bronze medal in the final.[3]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Nay won the 200-metre backstroke in a Games record of 2.07.56.

Nay trains alongside Stephanie Rice at the St Peter's Western Swimming Club under Michael Bohl.

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