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Biography

FARGUS Joanna

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date  
Gender Women
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 200m Backstroke
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 200m Backstroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
10:17
SAS Women's 200m Backstroke
Heat 03
Australia Flag AUS  - FARGUS Joanna (1) 2:10.84 Completed
20 Mar
19:35
SAS Women's 200m Backstroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - FARGUS Joanna (1) 2:10.36 Completed

Place Of Birth Hong Kong
Influential Person Her older brother Andrew, who competed in the triathlon for Scotland
Idol Sir Steven Redgrave
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
2nd in the semi-final of the 100m Backstroke (1:02.86)
Silver in the 200m Backstroke (2:11.60)
Gold in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (8:01.39)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
did not compete

Sydney 2000
9th in the 200m Backstroke (2:13.57)
Injuries She broke her ankle in 2003.
Other Personal Best:
50m Backstroke - 30.33
100m Backstroke - 1:02.46
200m Backstroke - 2:11.05

World Ranking:
109th in the 50m Backstroke (2005)
127th in the 100m Backstroke (2005)
14th in the 200m Backstroke (2005)

Joanna was granted a clearance by FINA in December 2005 to swim for Australia, having fulfilled the sport's governing body's one-year citizenship rule after she joined Miami Swimming Club on the Gold Coast in December 2004.

She trained under Grant Hackett's coach Denis Cotterell at Miami, but has been based at the University of Southern California for the past four years.

When she was competing for England, she denied Australia gold and silver medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She lived and trained in Australia as a teenager and holds Australian and British citizenship.

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