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Susie O'Neill

Full name: Susan "Susie" O'Neill
Nickname(s): Madame Butterfly
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: August 2, 1973 in Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: Commercial Swim Club, Brisbane
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Cousin of Sally Kehoe; Cousin of Chris Wright.

Medals: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Susie O’Neill’s record approaches that of Dawn Fraser among Australian distaff swimmers. O’Neill competed at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games, winning eight medals, including individual gold medals in the 200 butterfly in 1996 and the 200 freestyle in 2000. Her top career performance may have come at the 1999 World Championships when she won the 200 fly, breaking the 19-year-old world record that had been set by Mary T. Meagher. O’Neill was remarkably consistent. Between 1990 and 2000, she never failed to win a medal at an international competition. She won 10 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, the most by any Australian in any sport. O’Neill was named Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1998, and in 1997, was given the Order of Australia. Shortly after the Sydney Olympics, O’Neill was elected by her peers as an Athlete Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She resigned from this membership in January 2005, citing family commitments.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 15
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 11
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 5
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Australia AUS 5
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 5
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 6
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 5
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 1 Gold
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 50 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 12
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 31
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 6
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 7
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly Australia AUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 6 25.74
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Eight 3 QU 25.73

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia B Final 7 56.68
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 5 QC 56.58
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Seven 7 57.78

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia B Final 3 2:00.89
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Round One Heat Three 3 QC 2:01.05
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Final 5 1:59.87
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:00.89
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 1 1:58.24
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:59.37
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:59.14

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia AUS Final 6 3:45.31 55.95 3:45.31
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Final 6 3:40.91 54.79 54.79

Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia AUS Final 3 8:05.47 1:59.97 8:05.47
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Three 2 QU 8:09.33 2:01.45 8:09.33
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Final 2 7:58.52 1:58.70 1:58.70

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Final 5 59.69
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 2 QU 59.95
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Final 5 1:00.17
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:00.55
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 7 59.27
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 QU 59.05
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 3 QU 59.49

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Final 3 2:09.03
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:10.47
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Final 1 2:07.76
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:09.46
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 2 2:06.58
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:07.57
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:07.97

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia AUS Final 5 4:07.01 59.38 3:11.53
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:12.54 1:01.28 3:15.81
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Swimming Australia AUS Final 2 4:05.08 59.03 3:09.87
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Final 2 4:01.59 54.29 4:01.59