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Darian Townsend

Full name: Darian Roy Townsend
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: August 28, 1984 in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Affiliations: Seals
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Darian Townsend competed at three Olympics for South Africa, winning a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Townsend attended college in the United States, starting at the University of Florida, and later graduating from the University of Arizona. He swam for both colleges and remained in the United States and in 2014 became a US citizen. Townsend then competed for the USA at 2015 Pan American Games, winning a silver and bronze medal in relays, and at the 2014 Short-Course World Championships, where he won five medals, including two golds in relays. Townsend competed at the 2016 USA Olympic Trials in swimming, but did not make the Olympic team.

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
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Five 2 1:48.08 0.69 25.29 =2 52.79 =2 1:20.42 2 27.50 (5) 27.63 (2) 27.66 (3)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT ET ER
2004 Summer 19 Athina Swimming South Africa RSA Final 1 48.96 0.21 23.11 2:25.26 1
2004 Summer 19 Athina Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat One 1 49.13 0.27 22.84 2:25.85 1
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Final 7 48.11 0.26 22.27 1:36.26 7
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat Two 3 47.50 0.28 22.45 3:13.06 3
2012 Summer 27 London Swimming South Africa RSA Final 5 48.36 0.26 22.63 1:36.84 5
2012 Summer 27 London Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat One 2 48.26 0.09 22.57 1:37.26 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
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Final 8 1:47.24 0.21 24.10 51.20 1:18.61 3:33.91 5
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat Two 4 1:46.14 0.25 23.85 50.59 1:17.92 3:32.13 2
2012 Summer 27 London Swimming South Africa RSA Final 7 1:47.25 0.67 24.56 51.84 1:19.12 1:47.25 8
2012 Summer 27 London Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat One 3 1:48.09 0.68 25.04 52.32 1:19.91 1:48.09 5

Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
2004 Summer 19 Athina Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Four 7 2:07.04 0.75 26.13 2 59.12 7 1:37.01 7 32.99 (7) 37.89 (7) 30.03 (6)
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:59.65 0.68 25.11 1 55.24 3 1:30.53 5 30.13 (4) 35.29 (7) 29.12 (7)
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Six 3 Q 1:59.22 0.68 25.26 1 55.70 3 1:30.47 3 30.44 (5) 34.77 (3) 28.75 (=4)
2012 Summer 27 London Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Three 7 2:00.67 0.71 25.64 6 56.49 6 1:32.29 7 30.85 35.80 28.38

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT ET ER
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Final 7 48.22 0.20 22.34 3:33.70 7
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat Two 4 47.96 0.23 22.41 3:34.16 4
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