Kieren Perkins Profile

Kieren Perkins

 

Name:

Kieren Perkins

Birthdate:

14/08/73

Birthplace:

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Place of Residence:

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Occupation:

Professional Athlete

Education:

Completed High School, completed part of an Arts degree at University of QLD

Nicknames:

None, but the media term him The Goldfish, The Superfish, and The King.

Height:

194 cm

Weight:

85 kg

Swim Club:

Commercial, QLD

Coach:

John Carew

REPRESENTED AUSTRALIA:

Commonwealth Games 1990, Pan Pacific Championships 1991, World Championships 1991, Olympic Games 1992, Pan Pacific Championships 1993, Commonwealth Games 1994, World Championships 1994, Pan Pacific Championships 1995, Olympic Games 1996, Commonwealth Games 1998, Pan Pacific Championships 1999, Olympic Games 2000

 

Major competitions:

Commonwealth Games 1990, Pan Pacific Championships 1991, World Championships 1991, Olympic Games 1992, Pan Pacific Championships 1993, Commonwealth Games 1994, World Championships 1994, Pan Pacific Championships 1995, Olympic Games 1996, Commonwealth Games 1998, Pan Pacific Championships 1999, Olympic Games 2000

Major sporting achievements:

(more are here)

12 world records established

GOLD- 1500m, 1991 World Championships

GOLD- 1500m, 1992 Olympics

SILVER- 400m, 1992 Olympics

GOLD- 400m, 1994 World Championships

GOLD- 1500m, 1994 World Championships

GOLD- 1500m, 1996 Olympics

SILVER- 1500m, 2000 Olympics

Best Times:

200m freestyle (1:48.92) (04/04/92)

200m freestyle shortcourse (1:48.01)

400m freestyle (3:43.80 - World Record) (09/09/94)

400m freestyle shortcourse (3:42.26) (07/93)

800m freestyle (7:46.00 - World Record) (24/08/94)

800m freestyle shortcourse (7:34.90 )- WR (25/07/93)

1500m freestyle (14:41.66 - World Record) (24/08/94)

1500m freestyle shortcourse (14:26.52) WR (15/07/93)

 

All time world rankings:

(@July 98)

400m - 1

400m SC - 3

800m - 1

800m SC - 1

1500m - 1

1500m SC - 1

200m - 7

200m SC - 12

Favourite event:

1500m freestyle

Career Ambition:

To win his 3rd consecutive Olympic gold in the 1500 in Sydney 2000

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