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Kieran Perkins

Kieren Perkins is a hero of the Australian sporting arena. From Captain of Swimming at Brisbane Boys’ College in 1990, to dual Olympic gold medallist just six years later, Kieren has added an impressively long list of awards and achievements to his name.

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TOPICS: SPORT, ACHIEVEMENT, MOTIVATION

Kieren Perkins is a hero of the Australian sporting arena. From Captain of Swimming at Brisbane Boys’ College in 1990, to dual Olympic gold medallist just six years later, Kieren has added an impressively long list of awards and achievements to his name.

Kieren has held 18 Australian records, 3 World records, and 3 Commonwealth records and has represented Australia all over the world, including Monte Carlo, Rome, Auckland, Canada, Barcelona, Atlanta and, of course, at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Before the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Kieren described the famous 1500 metre freestyle victory at the Barcelona Olympic Games, which saw him set a new World Record, as his greatest swimming victory. In 1993 his achievements were recognised with the Young Australian of the Year Award, and the Order of Australia Medal.

Kieren’s domination of the 1500 metre freestyle event looked to be over during the run up to the Atlanta Olympics. He barely made the Olympic team and then qualified for the 1500 metre final with the slowest time. It was in the race he proved his incredible strength, determination and athleticism to the world. Blitzing the field, he won a truly memorable gold medal. His outstanding victory captured the hearts of Australia. Following his silver medal swim at the Sydney 2000 Games, Kieren announced his retirement and moved his family to Sydney shortly after to begin the next chapter of his life.

Kieren’s story of motivation, determination and success will inspire every audience.

Based in QLD – travels everywhere

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