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Keith Kirkland

Full name: Keith Lindsay Hugh Kirkland
Gender: Male
Born: October 22, 1900 in Cargo, New South Wales, Australia
Died: October 24, 1971 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: The Spit Swimming Club, Mosman (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Keith Kirkland reached the semi-finals in both his individual events, the 100 and 400 metre freestyle, at the 1920 Olympics. He also swam a heat of the 4x200 freestyle relay. Probably because he was the youngest swimmer on the Australian team, KIrkland was replaced by the more experienced [Frank Beaurepaire] in the final.

After the Olympics Kirkland resumed his medical studies at Sydney University. He later often gave medical treatments to Australian Olympians. He became one of the country’s most renowned urologists. Kirkland was one of the founders of the Australian Urologic Society and was a Vice-President of the International Urological Society. As a director of the Sydney Hospital he was instrumental in installing Australia’s first kidney dialysis unit there.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 6 h2 r3/4
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Australia AUS AC h2 r2/3 DNF
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 6
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Round One Heat One 2 Q 1:08.0

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two AC DNF
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Round One Heat Two 2 Q 6:12.2

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 2
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