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Steve Parry

Full name: Stephen Benjamin "Steve" Parry
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (194 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: March 2, 1977 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Stockport Metro, Stockport (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Steve Parry had already been a European junior champion before he left his native Liverpool to study at Florida State University, and during his time in America won the NCAA 200 butterfly title. He arrived at the Sydney Olympics as a medal contender but could only finish in sixth place in the final which was a performance he believed to have been spoilt by over-training. Four years later he set matters right by winning a bronze medal behind Michael Phelps. In other championships he was third in the 200 fly at the 1997 European Championships, a silver medallist at the same event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and two times a bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games.

His only major international title came in 2002 when he was a European Short Course Champion over his favourite 200 metre butterfly event. Parry retired from the pool following the Athens Olympics and joined the BBC as part of swimming coverage on both television and radio.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Great Britain GBR 6
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Final 6 1:57.01
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:57.23
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Six 4 QU 1:58.00
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Great Britain Final 3 1:55.52
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:55.57
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 6 QU 1:58.88