Michelle Coleman

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Michelle Coleman
Kazan 2015 - 100m freestyle semi Michelle Coleman.JPG
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Representing  Sweden
World Championships (LC)
Silver medal – second place 2015 Kazan 4×100 m medley
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2014 Berlin 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2012 Debrecen 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2014 Berlin 4x200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2014 Berlin 4x100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Berlin 100 m freestyle
European Championships (SC)
Silver medal – second place 2013 Herning 4×50 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Herning 50 m backstroke
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Herning 4×50 m medley

Michelle Coleman (born 31 October 1993) is a Swedish swimmer.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed for the national team in the Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, but they were disqualified in the final.

At the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships won the bronze medal for the first time on 14 December.

Coleman raced in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and reached the finals for 200 m freestyle, finishing 7th.[2]

In November 2016 it was announced that Michelle Coleman and fellow Swedish swimmer Jennie Johansson were barred from competing in international events representing Sweden, for disciplinary reasons.[3][4] The ban was lifted after 216 and she was able to start racing again in 2017.

In March 2017 Michelle Coleman went to Australia to compete in the 2017 New South Wales Open Championships. She won the 200 m freestyle event with a time of 1:55.98.[5] In April 2017 Coleman competed in the Stockholm Swim Open and won the 200 m freestyle event with a time of 1:58.02.[6] She also won the 100 m backstroke event with a time of 1:00.28 ahead of Katinka Hosszú.[7] In the 200 m freestyle even, she won the first place with a time of 1:55.64, which was a world-leading time in 2016-17 season.[8]

Coleman in Kazan 2015


  1. ^ "Michelle Coleman". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rio 2016 200m freestyle women - Olympic Swimming". International Olympic Committee. 2016-11-29. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Coleman, Johansson Blocked From Competing With Swedish National Team". SwimSwam. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Jennie Johansson & Michelle Coleman Barred From The Swedish Swim Squad". SwimVortex. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  5. ^ "nMichelle Coleman Posts 1:55 200 Free on Final Day of NSW Open". Swimming World News. 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  6. ^ "IC Control LiveTiming - Swim Open Stockholm 2017". www.livetiming.se. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  7. ^ "Sjöström Shines, Two Swedish Nat'l Records Fall in Stockholm". SwimSwam. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Coleman Retakes World Lead With 1:55.64 In 200 Free At Stockholm Open". SwimSwam. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-04-12.