Tamika Domrow

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Tamika Domrow
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 27)
Brisbane
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) (2012)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb) (2012)
Sport
Country  Australia
Sport Synchronized swimming
Club Gold Coast Mermaids
Coached by Anna Nepotacheva, Marina Kholod
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics

Tamika Domrow (born 6 September 1989) is an Australian synchronized swimmer. She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where her team finished seventh. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in synchronized swimming.

Personal[edit]

Domrow was born on 6 September 1989 in Brisbane[1][2] and is from Camp Mountain.[3] She attended Samford State School[1] and St Paul's School, Bald Hills.[1][4] She has a Certificate in Companion Animal Services.[1][2] As of 2012, she lives in Brisbane[1] and works for Samford Pet Resort as an apprentice kennel technician.[3] Her employer accommodated her training schedule.[3]

Domrow is 165 centimetres (5 ft 5 in) tall, weighs 56 kilograms (123 lb)[1][5] and is right handed.[2]

Tamika is married to Mathew Glover.

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Domrow is a synchronized swimmer,[1][5][6] taking up the sport at the Valley Pool in Brisbane when she was ten years old.[1] In 2008, she was a member of Neptunes Synchronised Swimming Club.[2] As of 2012 a member of the Gold Coast Mermaids.[6] She was coached by Mike Burgess. Her former coach died in July 2008, not long before the 2008 Games.[4] She has been coached by Marina Kholod since 2005.[1]

Domrow broke into Australia's senior national team when she was fifteen years old.[1] In 2007, she competed at the FINA world championships in the team event.[7] The ten person team was the first Australian one to make it in the finals for the synchronised swimming free combination routine.[7]

Domrow competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics as an eighteen-year-old.[3][4][6][8][9][10][11] Her team came in seventh.[8] Prior to going to Beijing, she participated in a ten-day training camp at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.[4] Following the Beijing Games, she retired from the sport for eighteen months.[3]

Domrow and Jenny-Lyn Anderson competed in the Open Free Duet at the 2011 National Championships, coming away with a fourth-place finish.[1] In 2012, she competed with the national team at events in Perth, Spain and New Caledonia.[3]

Domrow was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in synchronized swimming.[1][5][12] She qualified for the Olympics as a member of the national team at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.[1] At her second Games, she will be twenty-two years old.[3] In preparation for the Games, she spent up to nine hours a day in the pool.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "London 2012 - Tamika Domrow". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics | Tamika DOMROW Profile & Bio, Photos & Videos". NBC Olympics. 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "London calling for Tamika". The Westerner. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d Grimaux, Andre (2008-07-31). "Olympian lauds mentor". Northern Times. Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  5. ^ a b c "DOMROW Tamika - Video, News, Results, Photos". NBC Olympics. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  6. ^ a b c "Twenty years in the swim". The Westerner. Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Better show tipped in Australia's first final — Swimming — Sport". The Age. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  8. ^ a b "brisbane schoolgirl olga burtaev dancing into london olympics". Melbourne, Australia: Herald Sun. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  9. ^ Matt, Will and Adam from Homewood School, Kent (2008-08-12). "School Report | Students' synchronised interview". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  10. ^ "It's sync or swim for Aussie pair". Wwos.ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  11. ^ "Sync Swimming — Sports — Olympics". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  12. ^ "Queenslanders lead synchronised swimmers to London". ABC Grandstand Sport — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-07-11.