Bronte Barratt

Overview

Date of Birth: 8/02/1989

Coach: Michael Bohl

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Commonwealth Games 200m Freestyle- 3rd 2014
London Olympics 4×200 Freestyle -2nd 
2012
London Olympics 200 Freestyle -3rd 2012
Shanghai World Championships 4×200 Freestyle -2nd  2011
Commonwealth Games, Delhi 4×200 freestyle -1st 2010
Awarded an order of Australian Medal 2009
Beijing Olympics 4×200 Freestyle -1st & World Record 2008
Beijing Olympics 400 Freestyle -5th & Australian Record 2008
Fairfax, Team Performance of the Year Award 2008
Australian Swimming ‘Magic Moment’ Award 2008
Shanghai SC World Championships 4×200 freestyle -1st 2006
Shanghai SC World Championships 400 freestyle -2nd 2006
Montreal World Championships 4×200 freestyle -2nd 2005

PERSONAL BESTS

  • 200m Freestyle: 1:56.60
  • 400m Freestyle: 4:04.16 *Australian Record
  • 800m Freestyle: 8:29.13

Bronte plans to continue her dominance of the pool at the 2013 World Championships when she will compete in the 200m and 400m Freestyle events. Based on her form at the London Olympics, as well as her dominant performance at the 2013 Australian National Championships, Bronte is the one to watch at Worlds! Queenslander Bronte Barratt hit the headlines in 2008 when she won Olympic Gold in the 4x 200m freestyle relay alongside Stephanie Rice.

Barratt competed in her first Olympic Games at the age of 19; she broke her Australian Record in the finals of the 400m Freestyle and continued her form into the finals of the 200m Freestyle. But it was her final swim of the meet that got the country talking; combining with three others in the 4x200m Freestyle relay, in a stellar performance exceeding expectations, the team touched the wall first in World Record time, becoming Olympic Champions.

A gutsy competitor, Barratt qualified for her first Commonwealth Games in 2006 and reaffirmed her immense talent by winning gold in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay and bronze in the 400m Freestyle. Backing up from the Games to compete at the World Short Course Championships in Shanghai, Barratt again showed her world-class ability winning gold in the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay and an individual silver medal in the 400m Freestyle. At the 2007 Japan Open, Barratt broke the oldest record in Australian swimming. She broke Tracey Wickham’s Commonwealth and Australian record for the 400m freestyle. The record had stood for 29 years.

At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai Bronte came away with a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay. In the 2012 London Olympics, Barratt came home with a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle, as well as Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.

 

 

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