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Biography

KLIM Michael

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 13/08/1977
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 50m Butterfly
Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Butterfly
Member of Australia Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Member of Australia Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x100m Medley Relay
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 100m Butterfly
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Men's 50m Butterfly

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
10:00
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Heat 06
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (2) 24.04 Completed
17 Mar
19:35
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Semifinal 02
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (2) 23.80 Completed
18 Mar
20:08
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (3) 23.74 Completed
19 Mar
10:25
SAS Men's 100m Butterfly
Heat 03
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (3) 53.98 Completed
19 Mar
20:02
SAS Men's 100m Butterfly
Semifinal 02
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (1) 52.86 Completed
20 Mar
19:02
SAS Men's 100m Butterfly
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - KLIM Michael (2) 52.70 Completed

Place Of Birth Golynia, Poland
Residence Victoria, Australia
Marital Status Partner (Lindy Rama)
Occupation Athlete
Coach Ian Pope
Idol Brett Hawke and Daniel Kowalski
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
26th in the 50m Freestyle (22.90)
11th in the 100m Freestyle (49.32)
3rd in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:17.56)
6th in the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:38.13)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Silver in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay (3:15.54)

Manchester 2002
did not compete

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Bronze in the 50m Freestyle (22.86)
Gold in the 100m Freestyle (49.43)
Silver in the 200m Freestyle (1:48.05)
Gold in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:17.83)
Gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (7:11.86)
Bronze in the 100m Butterfly (53.50)
Gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:38.52)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
6th in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:15.77)
Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (7:07.46)
3rd in the heat of the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:39.14)

Sydney 2000
4th in the 100m Freestyle (48.74)
Gold in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:13.67)
Gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (7:07.05)
Silver in the 100m Butterfly (52.18)
Silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:35.27)

Atlanta 1996
10th in the 200m Freestyle (1.49.50)
6th in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:20.13)
6th in the 100m Butterfly (53.50)
Bronze in the 4 x 100m medley relay
Injuries A training mishap in 2001 saw him tear ankle ligaments and he consequently went into the FINA World Championships in Japan severely restricted. Subsequent back, neck and shoulder injuries saw him miss the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona.
Other Personal Best:
50m Freestyle - 22.31
100m Freestyle - 48.18 (Australian Record)
200m Freestyle - 1:46.82
50m Butterfly - 23.78
100m Butterfly - 51.81 (Commonwealth Record)
200m Butterfly - 1:58.05
Michael is a member of the Australian team that holds the 4x200m Freestyle Relay World Record of 7:04.66, obtained in Fukuoka, Japan on 27-Jul-2001.

World Ranking:
47th in the 50m Freestyle (2005)
8th in the 100m Freestyle (2005)
138th in the 50m Butterfly (2005)
19th in the 100m Butterfly (2005)

Michael's Olympic debut was in Atlanta, 1996, as a 19-year-old.

On the comeback trail after a shocking run of injuries, Michael has the Commonwealth Games and the Beijing Olympics firmly in his sights and is aiming for a podium finish at both.

He has participated in three Olympic Games and is a former world record holder in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly.

Michael has a busy start to 2006 - he will welcome the birth of his first child in February, compete at the Games in March and then marry Lindy Rama in April.

He is confident he has overcome the horrific run of injuries he has battled over the past few years and claims his body is going really well.

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