Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Adrian Moorhouse

Adrian Moorhouse

Full name: Adrian David Moorhouse
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: May 24, 1964 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: City of Leeds Swimming Club, Leeds (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Adrian Moorhouse achieved his first major international success when he won the 200 metres breastbone at the 1983 European Championships. The following year he made his Olympic début, finishing fourth in the 100 metres breaststroke and winning the B final in the 200 metres breaststroke at Los Angeles. Wins in the 100 metres breaststroke at the 1985 and 1987 European Championships followed and at the 1988 Olympics he won the gold medal by the narrowest of margins over Károly Gűttler of Hungary. In addition to his successes at the Olympic Games and European Championships, Moorhouse won individual gold medals in 1982, 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth. Although he constantly threatened the world record, he seemed destined to miss adding this honor to his impressive list of achievements until in the heats of the 1989 European Championships in Bonn he clocked 1:01.49 and shaved 0.16 seconds off the world 100 metre breaststroke record set by the American Steve Lundqvist at the 1984 Olympic Games. Moorhouse could not make a further improvement on his record in the final but he duly took the gold medal, his fourth successive European title. At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, he equaled the world record he had set in Bonn and later that year, at the National Championships at Crystal Palace, he equaled his own world record for a second time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Great Britain GBR 4
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Great Britain GBR 9
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Great Britain GBR 6
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Great Britain GBR 17 QC
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Great Britain GBR 8 DQ
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Great Britain GBR 8

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Final 4 1:03.25
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:04.06
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Great Britain Final 1 1:02.04
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:02.19
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain Final 8 1:02.33
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 3 QU 1:02.09

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain B Final 1 2:18.83
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Six 2 QC 2:19.83
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 6 QC 2:18.51

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 6 3:47.39 1:03.61 2:01.98
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 2 QU 3:49.86 1:04.95 2:04.07
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Great Britain GBR Final AC DQ
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:44.44 1:02.33 2:00.22
id: 47,348