Melissa Gorman

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Melissa Gorman
Personal information
Full name Melissa Ann Gorman
Nickname(s) "Mel"
National team  Australia
Born (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Redcliffe Leagues SC
Coach Ken Wood

Melissa Anne Gorman (born 11 December 1985) is an Australian long-distance swimmer who specialises in long-distance freestyle and open-water events.[1]


At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Gorman won a silver medal in the 800 m freestyle.[2]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Gorman finished 15th in the Women's 10 km open water marathon and 17th in the 800 m freestyle.[3]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Gorman stunned Olympic champion Larisa Ilchenko to win gold in the women's 5 km.[4]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Gorman won a bronze medal in the 800 m freestyle.[5]

At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Gorman won a gold medal in the women's 1500 m freestyle and set a new Commonwealth record.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Gorman finished 10th in the women's 10 km open water marathon.[6]

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  1. ^ "Results – Wednesday 6 October". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Cooke retains 800m freestyle gold". BBC News. 19 March 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Newcomer Gorman 15th in open water swim". The West Australian. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  4. ^ ANDREW DAMPF (21 July 2009). "Aussie Gorman wins women's 5k open water at worlds". The Associated Press. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Gorman medals in 800m". ABC Grandstand Sport – Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games News. ABC. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Melissa Gorman Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-01-15. 

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