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

Professional athlete

Sports career
Aquatics (swimming: backstroke and individual medley) - Olympic Games: gold medals in 2004 and 2008 (200m backstroke); silver medals in 2004 (100m backstroke) and in 2008 (200m individual medley, 400m individual medley and 100m backstroke); bronze medal in 2004 (200m individual medley); 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 individual medley), in 2007 (200m backstroke and 200m individual medley) and in 2009 (400m individual medley)
World Cups: silver medal in 2010 (200m individual medley) and bronze medals in 2010 (200m backstroke and 200m individual medley)
11th African Games Brazzaville 2015: gold medal (200m backstroke, 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke)

Sports administration
Consults for the Zimbabwe National 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

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Athletes (2014-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2014-), Olympic Solidarity (2014-), Olympic Channel (2015-), Evaluation for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 (2016-)