Madeline GROVES

Madeline GROVES
Birth Date:  25 May 1995
Place of Birth:  AUCHENFLOWER
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  22
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  179
Weight (Kg):  65

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
SWM Swimming Women's 50m Butterfly 3 Bronze
Women's 100m Butterfly 2 Silver

Madeline GROVES - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 12:03
Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 3
Thu, 5 Apr 21:38
Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2
Fri, 6 Apr 21:51
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Butterfly Final
Sat, 7 Apr 11:31
Women's 50m Butterfly Heat 3
Sat, 7 Apr 20:44
Women's 50m Butterfly Semifinal 2
Sun, 8 Apr 21:36
Gold Medal Event Women's 50m Butterfly Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 50m Butterfly 9 26.62
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 200m Butterfly 3 2:08.44
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 1 3:30.98
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 1 7:49.90

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 200m Butterfly 2 2:04.88
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:55.00

World Championships
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 100m Butterfly 11 58.17
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 200m Butterfly 9 2:08.00
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3 3:55.56

Nickname: Mad Dog, Machine Gun, Maddie (Athlete, Oct 2017;, May 2016; Facebook, 7 Nov 2016)

Dog, beach, kayaking (Athlete, Mar 2018)

Occupation: Athlete, student (Athlete, Oct 2017; Olympic News Service, Aug 2016)
Education: Law at Bond University, QLD, Australia

CLUB: Michael BOHL (AUS) (Athlete, Mar 2018)


Couldn’t train properly with debilitating and mysterious shoulder and neck pain for most of 2014, identified as referred pain from a clenched jaw in March 2015. A dental plate gave her almost instant relief. (, 5 Aug 2015) A shoulder problem hampered her performances in September 2015. (Olympic News Service, Aug 2016)

Reason: "I learnt to swim when I was very young because it's an important life skill, and I began swimming competitively in high school." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ambition: Qualify for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: Silver in the 200m butterfly at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: Olympic champion swimmer, Susie O'NEILL (AUS), and professional tennis player, Serena WILLIAMS (USA). “I've been fortunate enough to meet and hear Susie's advice a few times.? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Her coach, Michael BOHL (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: "I usually listen to Wu Tang Clan on the drive to the competition pool." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

One of the top junior competitors in Australia, but found it difficult to reach the top level. Took a break from the pool and, after 18 months, eventually found the tools required to be successful at senior level. (, 24 Oct 2017)

Surgery to treat endometriosis in late 2017 and took several weeks off to rest. (Sunday Telegraph, 11 Feb 2018)

Seved with breach notices in May 2017 for missing three scheduled out-of-competition drug tests in a 12-month period, and faced a maximum two-year ban. Agents reportedly called GROVES, but she said there were no missed calls on her phone, nor any knocks on her door. In October 2017, she was cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "I have always been confident in achieving this outcome as I have been compliant with all anti-doping policies throughout my career." (, 11 May 2017; Newcastle Herald, 23 Oct 2017)

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

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