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Grant Hackett

Full name: Grant George Hackett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: May 9, 1980 in Southport, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: Miami Swimming Club/Gold Coast Canoe/Melbourne Vicentre
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Grant Hackett succeeded his countryman, [Kieren Perkins], as the top distance swimmer in the world, and his overall record rivals that of Perkins and [Vladimir Salnikov] as the greatest distance freestyler ever. Hackett has been undefeated at his best distance, 1,500 metres, between 1997 and 2006, winning the Olympic gold medal in that event in both 2000 and 2004. His hopes for a third consecutive gold in the event were dashed by [Oussama Mellouli]. His record at major meets is remarkable, winning the 1,500 at the Commonwealth Games in 1997 and 2002, the 1,500 at the World Championships in 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2005. His streak ended in 2007, when he placed just 7th in the final in front of his home crowd in Melbourne. At the Pan-Pacific Meet, Hackett won the 400, 800, and 1,500 in 1997, the 1,500 in 1999, and the 800 and 1,500 in 2002. He has also frequently won medals at international meets on the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay team for Australia. Hackett has set one world record at 1,500 metres, 14:34.56 in winning the 2001 World Championship in Fukuoka, Japan. That same year, he also set the World Record on the 1500 m short course, 14:10.10. Both records still stood when Hackett announced his retirement in late 2008.

Results

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 8 1:49.46 0.77 25.35 7 52.89 8 1:21.24 8 27.54 (8) 28.35 (8) 28.22 (6)
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 Q 1:48.76 0.78 25.58 =4 52.99 4 1:20.86 4 27.41 (3) 27.87 (5) 27.90 (7)
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 3 Q 1:49.23 0.77 25.93 6 53.68 6 1:22.10 6 27.75 (5) 28.42 (6) 27.13 (1)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Final 5 1:46.56 0.75 25.41 5 52.36 6 1:19.58 5 26.95 (6) 27.22 (4) 26.98 (4)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 Q 1:47.61 0.74 25.26 6 52.52 5 1:20.38 4 27.26 (=3) 27.86 (4) 27.23 (3)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 1:48.90 0.75 25.96 6 53.98 7 1:22.21 7 28.02 (6) 28.23 (6) 26.69 (1)

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 2cT 2cR 2.5cT 2.5cR 3cT 3cR 3.5cT 3.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m 200-250m 250-300m 300-350m 350-400m
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 7 3:48.22 0.77 25.92 =2 53.70 2 1:22.39 3 1:51.57 =3 2:21.04 4 2:50.13 4 3:19.52 5 27.78 (2) 28.69 (5) 29.18 (5) 29.47 (8) 29.09 (5) 29.39 (8) 28.70 (7)
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 3 Q 3:48.91 0.79 26.45 2 55.25 2 1:23.98 2 1:53.40 3 2:22.52 3 2:51.75 3 3:20.65 3 28.80 (3) 28.73 (1) 29.42 (4) 29.12 (2) 29.23 (3) 28.90 (2) 28.26 (2)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Final 2 3:43.36 0.73 25.94 2 54.12 1 1:22.94 =3 1:51.43 3 2:19.72 2 2:47.86 2 3:15.90 2 28.18 (3) 28.82 (=6) 28.49 (2) 28.29 (=1) 28.14 (2) 28.04 (2) 27.46 (1)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 Q 3:46.36 0.72 26.02 1 53.78 1 1:22.35 1 1:50.57 1 2:19.44 1 2:48.42 1 3:17.73 1 27.76 (1) 28.57 (=1) 28.22 (1) 28.87 (1) 28.98 (2) 29.31 (3) 28.63 (4)
2008 Summer 28 Beijing Swimming Australia Final 6 3:43.84 0.76 25.82 1 53.97 1 1:22.48 2 1:51.07 2 2:19.47 2 2:48.00 2 3:16.17 5 28.15 (3) 28.51 (3) 28.59 (5) 28.40 (5) 28.53 (7) 28.17 (7) 27.67 (7)
2008 Summer 28 Beijing Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 Q 3:44.03 0.73 25.94 1 54.02 1 1:22.46 1 1:51.14 1 2:19.76 1 2:48.55 2 3:16.97 2 28.08 (2) 28.44 (=3) 28.68 (6) 28.62 (2) 28.79 (5) 28.42 (1) 27.06 (1)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Final 1 14:48.33 0.78 55.36 (1) 1:53.66 (1) 2:52.89 (1) 3:52.39 (1) 4:52.11 (1) 5:51.90 (1) 6:51.90 (1) 7:51.74 (1) 8:51.36 (1) 9:51.35 (1) 10:50.99 (1) 11:50.87 (1) 12:50.74 (1) 13:50.83 (1) 58.30 (1) / 59.23 (1) 59.50 (1) / 59.72 (1) 59.79 (2) / 1:00.00 (2) 59.84 (2) / 59.62 (1) 59.99 (1) / 59.64 (1) 59.88 (2) / 59.87 (2) 1:00.09 (4) / 57.50 (=3)
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia Round One Heat Six 1 Q 15:07.50 0.79 57.38 (2) 1:57.10 (1) 2:57.52 (1) 3:57.89 (2) 4:59.01 (2) 6:00.17 (2) 7:01.51 (2) 8:03.03 (2) 9:04.70 (2) 10:06.22 (3) 11:07.71 (3) 12:09.65 (3) 13:11.08 (2) 14:09.03 (1) 59.72 (1) / 1:00.42 (2) 1:00.37 (2) / 1:01.12 (6) 1:01.16 (3) / 1:01.34 (5) 1:01.52 (3) / 1:01.67 (6) 1:01.52 (6) / 1:01.49 (4) 1:01.94 (3) / 1:01.43 (2) 57.95 (1) / 58.47 (3)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Final 1 OR 14:43.40 0.76 55.14 (1) 1:53.98 (1) 2:53.68 (1) 3:53.46 (1) 4:53.00 (1) 5:52.79 (1) 6:52.13 (1) 7:51.65 (1) 8:51.41 (1) 9:51.01 (1) 10:50.03 (1) 11:49.30 (1) 12:48.38 (1) 13:47.32 (1) 58.84 (1) / 59.70 (1) 59.78 (=1) / 59.54 (2) 59.79 (4) / 59.34 (=1) 59.52 (4) / 59.76 (4) 59.60 (3) / 59.02 (2) 59.27 (2) / 59.08 (3) 58.94 (3) / 56.08 (1)
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 2 Q 15:01.89 0.76 57.32 (3) 1:57.90 (3) 2:58.56 (5) 3:59.58 (6) 5:00.33 (2) 6:01.18 (2) 7:02.26 (3) 8:03.43 (3) 9:04.27 (3) 10:05.41 (3) 11:05.89 (3) 12:06.32 (3) 13:06.72 (3) 14:06.23 (3) 1:00.58 (6) / 1:00.66 (6) 1:01.02 (6) / 1:00.75 (3) 1:00.85 (3) / 1:01.08 (4) 1:01.17 (4) / 1:00.84 (1) 1:01.14 (4) / 1:00.48 (2) 1:00.43 (2) / 1:00.40 (2) 59.51 (1) / 55.66 (1)
2008 Summer 28 Beijing Swimming Australia Final 2 14:41.53 0.78 55.94 (2) 1:54.77 (1) 2:53.76 (1) 3:53.06 (1) 4:52.73 (=1) 5:52.49 (2) 6:52.06 (2) 7:51.22 (2) 8:50.63 (2) 9:50.00 (2) 10:49.58 (3) 11:48.82 (2) 12:47.62 (2) 13:46.05 (2) 58.83 (1) / 58.99 (3) 59.30 (4) / 59.67 (6) 59.76 (5) / 59.57 (3) 59.16 (1) / 59.41 (3) 59.37 (2) / 59.58 (4) 59.24 (2) / 58.80 (2) 58.43 (3) / 55.48 (1)
2008 Summer 28 Beijing Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 1 Q/OR 14:38.92 0.78 55.82 (1) 1:54.43 (1) 2:52.76 (1) 3:51.29 (1) 4:50.12 (1) 5:49.21 (1) 6:48.28 (1) 7:47.55 (1) 8:46.77 (1) 9:46.03 (1) 10:44.83 (1) 11:43.78 (1) 12:42.82 (1) 13:41.58 (1) 58.61 (2) / 58.33 (1) 58.53 (1) / 58.83 (1) 59.09 (2) / 59.07 (1) 59.27 (1) / 59.22 (1) 59.26 (1) / 58.80 (1) 58.95 (1) / 59.04 (1) 58.76 (1) / 57.34 (3)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 1cT 1.5cT ET ER
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Swimming Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 1 1:50.31 0.82 26.17 53.80 1:22.01 1:50.31 5
2004 Summer 24 Athina Swimming Australia AUS Final 2 1:47.50 0.75 25.14 52.34 1:20.02 1:47.50 2
2008 Summer 28 Beijing Swimming Australia AUS Final 3 1:45.87 0.28 24.52 51.45 1:18.75 3:31.82 2
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