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Kirsty Coventry

Full name: Kirsty Leigh Coventry
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: September 16, 1983 in Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
Affiliations: Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA) / Texas Longhorns, Austin (USA)
Country: ZIM Zimbabwe
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Kirsty Coventry is Zimbabwe’s top Olympian, having won seven of the country’s eight Olympic medals to date. One of the world’s top backstroke and medley swimmers, she won three medals in the 2004 Olympics, including a gold in the 200 m backstroke. She retained that title in 2008, and has added four silver and one bronze medal to her tally. Coventry has also won three long course world titles, winning the 100 and 200 m backstroke in 2005 and her specialty event, the 200 m backstroke in 2009. At the 2008 short course World Championships, she triumphed in four events.

Results

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Six 7 26.58

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Three 2 57.47

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L 5dT 5dR 5d-1cT
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:02.54
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:03.05
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Final 2 1:00.50
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:01.21
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:01.60
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Final 2 59.19 0.68 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/WR 58.77 0.63 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/OR 59.00 0.68 5
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 1:00.39 0.61 29.59 8 30.80
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Four 4 Q 1:00.24 0.62 29.16 3 31.08

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 5d-1cT 1-1.5cT 1.5-2cT
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Final 1 2:09.19
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 2:10.04
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Three 2 QU 2:12.49
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Final 1 WR 2:05.24 0.69 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:07.76 0.68 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 2:06.76 0.66 4
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Final 6 2:08.18 0.64 30.06 5 1:02.16 5 1:34.99 6 32.10 32.83 33.19
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 2:08.32 0.64 30.59 4 1:03.07 3 1:36.02 3 32.48 32.95 32.30
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Five 2 Q 2:08.14 0.63 31.06 6 1:03.35 3 1:35.83 3 32.29 32.48 32.31

Women's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 5d-1cT 1-1.5cT 1.5-2cT
2000 Summer 16 Sydney Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Three 5 2:17.73
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Final 3 2:12.72
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 2:13.68
2004 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:13.33
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Final 2 2:08.59 0.73 4
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:09.53 0.72 6
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Five 3 QU 2:12.18 0.74 5
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Final 6 2:11.13 0.75 28.74 7 1:00.91 3 1:39.55 6 32.17 38.64 31.58
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Semi-Finals Heat One 3 Q 2:10.93 0.78 29.39 8 1:01.67 1 1:39.99 2 32.28 38.32 30.94
2012 Summer 28 London Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Five 2 Q 2:10.51 0.76 29.28 6 1:01.58 2 1:39.47 2 32.30 37.89 31.04

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Final 2 4:29.89 0.74 1
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Swimming Zimbabwe Round One Heat Four 3 QU 4:36.43 0.76 5
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