Full name: Keith Lindsay Hugh Kirkland
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)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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 countryâs 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 Australiaâs first kidney dialysis unit there.
|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 Ã 200 metres Freestyle Relay||Australia||AUS||2||Silver|
|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|
|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|
|1920 Summer||19||Antwerpen||Swimming||Australia||AUS||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2|