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Bronte Barratt
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Bronte Barratt at the 2011 Santa Clara Grand Invitational
Personal information
Nickname(s) "Bazzy"
Born 8 February 1989 (1989-02-08) (age 32)
Brisbane, Queensland
Height 171 cm
Weight 58 kg
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club St Peters Western
Coach Michael Bohl

Bronte Amelia Arnold Barratt, OAM (born 8 February 1989) is a retired Australian competitive swimmer and Olympic gold medallist.

Career

Born in Brisbane on 8 February 1989, Barratt was coached by John Rodgers at the Albany Creek Swim Club. At the 2006 World Short Course Championships held in Shanghai, she won a gold medal in the women's 4×200-metre freestyle relay and an individual silver medal in the 400-metre freestyle.

In 2007, she broke the oldest record in swimming for Australian women when she broke Tracey Wickham's 29-year-old record in the 400m freestyle.

Barratt competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in the women's 200-metre and 400-metre freestyle events. She was also part of the women's 4×200-metre freestyle relay team, winning gold in the final, and breaking the now-previous world record by a full six seconds. She swam the second 200 metres after Stephanie Rice, and before Kylie Palmer and Linda Mackenzie. In 2009, she received the Medal of the Order of Australia "For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games".

Barratt won a bronze medal in the women's 200-metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and silver in the 4 x 200 m freestyle relay.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she was part of the Australian 4 x 200 m freestyle relay team that won gold in a new Games record, along with winning individual bronzes in the 200 and 400 m freestyle.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Barratt represented Australia in both the 200m freestyle & 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, winning silver in the 4 x 200 m freestyle relay.

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