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Ms Kirsty COVENTRY

Ms Kirsty COVENTRY

Kirsty COVENTRY
Entry in the IOC 2013
Country ZIM (Zimbabwe)
Born 16 September 1983
Education
Bachelor of Human Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Business from Auburn University

Career
Professional athlete

Sports career
Aquatics (swimming: backstroke and individual medley) - Olympic Games: gold medal in 2004 and 2008 (200m backstroke); silver medals in 2004 (100m backstroke) and in 2008 (200m IM, 400m IM and 100m backstroke); bronze medal in 2004 (200m IM); competed in 2000
World Championships: gold medals in 2005 (100m and 200m backstroke) and in 2009 (200m backstroke); silver medals in 2005 (200m and 400m IM), in 2007 (200m backstroke and 200m IM) and in 2009 (400m IM)
World Cups: silver medal in 2010 (200m IM) and bronze medals in 2010 (200m backstroke and 200m IM)

Sports administration
Consults for the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee; provides motivational talks and clinics for schools and developing athletes around the world; advisor to groups, businesses, foundations and individuals interested in developing athletes' skills and careers