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Paul Palmer

Full name: Paul Rory Palmer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: October 18, 1974 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: City of Lincoln Pentaqua SC, Lincoln (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Paul Palmer was a freestyler who excelled at the 200 and 400. He was 17-years-old on his Olympic début and narrowly missed qualifying for the finals of the both his individual in Barcelona although he did help Britain finish sixth in the 4x200 m relay. Palmer showed gradual improvement in the following years and won the first of his ten European Championship medals in 1995. Between 1995 and 2000 he won ten European Championship medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze) and added a pair of bronze medals from the 1998 World Championships in Australia.

His best race came at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The long range favourite for the event was Australia’s [Kieran Perkins] but Perkins failed at the Australian trials and the race was now considered to be a more open contest. When Anders Holmertz faded in the second half of the race Palmer attempted to break clear alongside Danyon Loader of New Zealand. Although Loader was too fast for Palmer, he held off the fast finishing Daniel Kowalski for the silver medal. He nearly retired between Atlanta and Sydney but was tempted back for one last Olympic adventure. Palmer reached the final of the 200 m freestyle at Sydney but was merely a supporting act in the Ian Thorpe-Pieter van den Hoogenband drama.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 9
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 10
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 6
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 8
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 10
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 10
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 17
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain B Final 1 1:48.92
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 5 QC 1:49.21
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Final 8 1:49.39
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3T QU 1:49.05
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Round One Swim-Off 1T QU 1:48.89
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Final 5 1:47.95
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 QU 1:48.79
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 4 QU 1:49.83

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain B Final 2 3:51.60
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3 QC 3:51.93
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Final 2 3:49.00
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 2 QU 3:51.98
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3 3:51.06

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 3 15:22.65
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Six 7 15:21.09

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 6 7:22.57 1:49.21 1:49.21
1992 Summer 17 Barcelona Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 7:23.10 1:50.12 1:50.12
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 5 7:18.74 1:49.19 1:49.19
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU 7:21.92 1:50.44 7:21.92
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 5 7:12.98 1:47.15 3:36.76
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