At a glance

16 Sep 1983 Harare, Zimbabwe
176 cm / 64 kg 5'9'' / 140 pounds
Female

Kirsty Coventry is Zimbabwe’s top Olympian, having won seven of the country’s eight Olympic medals to date. One of the world’s top backstroke and medley swimmers, she won three medals in the 2004 Olympics, including a gold in the 200 m backstroke. She retained that title in 2008, and has added four silver and one bronze medal to her tally. Coventry has also won three long course world titles, winning the 100 and 200 m backstroke in 2005 and her specialty event, the 200 m backstroke in 2009. At the 2008 short course World Championships, she triumphed in four events.

Kirsty Leigh in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
7
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal:4 Bronze medal:1
  • Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • 11
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 6
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • 14
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 6
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 6
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Individual Medley
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Backstroke
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 36
      Swimming
      50 metres Freestyle
    • 28
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 12
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 18
      Swimming
      200 metres Individual Medley

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