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Danyon Loader

Full name: Danyon Joseph Loader
Gender: Male
Born: April 21, 1975 in Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

International swimming success rarely comes New Zealand's way, but Danyon Loader changed all that in his stellar career through the 90s that culminated in his gold medals in the 200 and 400 metres freestyle at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Loader had also won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and won a gold, three silver and two bronze at Commonwealth Games between 1990 and 1998. Four times New Zealand's swimmer of the year, twice winner of the Lonsdale Cup for outstanding Olympic achievement, three times Sportsman of the Year and, in 1996, the winner of the Halberg Award as the outstanding athlete in New Zealand for the year. He was voted New Zealand's "Athlete of the 90s".

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle New Zealand NZL 8
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay New Zealand NZL 11
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly New Zealand NZL 2 Silver
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay New Zealand NZL 9
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay New Zealand NZL 9
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly New Zealand NZL 34
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly New Zealand NZL 19
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay New Zealand NZL 14

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Final 1 1:47.63
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:48.48

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming New Zealand Final 8 3:49.97
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Five 4 QU 3:50.05
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Final 1 3:47.97
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Five 1 QU 3:51.54

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Three 3 3:21.65 51.02 2:32.51

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Two 4 7:26.36 1:49.69 7:26.36
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Two 3 7:24.35 1:48.44 7:24.35

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Five 6 55.39

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming New Zealand Final 2 1:57.93
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:58.15
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand Round One Heat Six 6 2:00.81

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Three 5 3:45.80 55.20 2:55.35