Participants

Cate CAMPBELL

Cate CAMPBELL
    Swimming
Birth Date:  20 May 1992
Place of Birth:  BLANTYRE
Country of birth:  MAW
Age:  25
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  186
Weight (Kg):  74

Events and Medals


Cate CAMPBELL - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Women's 50m Freestyle Final 23.78 7 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Cate CAMPBELL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 10:56
Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 6
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 20:17
Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 2
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:33
Women's 50m Butterfly Heat 4
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:43
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Freestyle Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 20:39
Women's 50m Butterfly Semifinal 1
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 11:08
Women's 100m Freestyle Heat 5
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:03
Women's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 21:36
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Butterfly Final
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 21:44
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Freestyle Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:43
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank Result
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 50m Freestyle 2 24.00
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 100m Freestyle 1 52.68
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 1 3:30.98
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 1 3:56.23

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank Result
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 50m Freestyle 5 24.15
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m Freestyle 6 53.24
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 1 3:30.65
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:55.00
2012 London, GBR Women's 50m Freestyle 13 25.01
2012 London, GBR Women's 100m Freestyle DNS -
2012 London, GBR Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 1 3:33.15
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's 50m Freestyle 3 24.17
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's 100m Freestyle 10 54.54
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 3:35.05

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank Result
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 50m Freestyle 4 24.36
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 100m Freestyle 3 52.82
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 1 3:31.48
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 50m Freestyle 2 24.14
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 100m Freestyle 1 52.34
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 4 x100m Freestyle Relay 2 3:32.43
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:55.22
2009 Rome, ITA Women's 50m Freestyle 3 23.99

Nickname: Bear (because she sleeps a lot) (theroar.com.au, 25 Jul 2014)
Hobbies

Brew kombucha (health drink), reading, sleeping, any low-energy activity, hiking, bushwalking, going to beach (Athlete, Oct 2017; swimming.org.au, 22 Aug 2017)


Occupation: Athlete (fina.org, 22 Aug 2017)
Education: Media and communications at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Simon CUSACK (AUS) (swimming.org.au, 22 Aug 2017)


Sporting relatives

Younger sister Bronte is an Olympic swimming gold medallist. (swimswam.com, 22 Aug 2017)


Injuries

Hip operations in 2006 and 2009. (smh.com.au, 2 May 2013) Injured her wrist in April 2016. (abc.net.au, 11 Apr 2016) Swam with a hernia at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as she did not want surgery before the competition. (thenewdaily.com.au, 23 Aug 2016)


Reason: Mother was a synchronised swimmer and their house in Malawi had a pool. (nbcolympics.com, 31 Mar 2016)
Ambition: To win individual gold at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: Breaking 100m freestyle world record. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: South Africa's first black president Nelson MANDELA. "For his ability to forgive." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Coach Simon CUSACK. "I have been with him for 16 years." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

WORLD RECORD
Broke 17-year-old women's 100m freestyle world record in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2016. (tlaworldwide.com, 22 Aug 2017)

REFRESHED
Returned to pool at 2017 Australian Short Course Championships in Adelaide in October 2017 for her first race since Rio 2016 Olympic Games and clocked 50.25 in 100m freestyle to take 0.33 seconds off the world record set by Sarah SJOSTROM (SWE) in August 2017. "I've come back refreshed with a new love for the sport, a new perspective, and I'm more motivated than ever for the Commonwealth Games." (abc.net.au, 27 Oct 2017)


SISTER ACT
At London 2012, Cate and Bronte CAMPBELL became the first siblings to swim for Australia at an Olympics since Munich 1972 when Neil and Greg ROGERS, and Narelle and Karen MORAS, competed. (theroar.com.au, 25 Jul 2014)


TIME OUT
Did not compete at 2017 World Championships but raced in World Cup events in 2017 with a focus on Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 26 Mar 2017)


NO RIVALRY
Cate says there is there is no sibling rivalry with Bronte. "We’ve done everything together for the longest time, so she’s the closest person to me on this planet and to be able to share everything with her is a blessing." (mamamia.com.au, 5 Oct 2013)


BACKGROUND
Born in Malawi to South African parents Eric and Jenny. Family moved to Australia when she was nine. Younger brother Hamish, who has cerebral palsy and needs constant care, is the inspiration for Cate and Bronte. (smh.com.au, 29 Mar 2014; theroar.com.au, 25 Jul 2014; newidea.com.au, 8 Aug 2016; ausport.gov.au, 6 Jun 2014)


GASTRO
Withdrew from 100m freestyle at London 2012 Olympic Games because of gastroenteritis and finished seventh in 50m freestyle semifinal. (abc.net.au, 1 Aug 2012; olympics.com.au, 22 Aug 2017)


GLANDULAR FEVER
Made the team but missed Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games because of glandular fever. (couriermail.com.au, 4 Apr 2015)


COMMISSION
Joined Australian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission in 2013. (olympics.com.au, 25 Nov 2013)


AWARDS
Swimming Australia's Swimmer of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2014 for services to sport. (swimming.org.au, 22 Aug 2017; gg.gov.au, Jan 2014)


PLAN
Wants a career in sports media when she retires. (swimming.org.au, 22 Aug 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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