At the age of 15, Leisel Jones became the youngest Australian swimming medallist since Shane Gould in 1972, when she took some time away from school to represent her nation at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would win two silver medals at her debut Games; in the women’s 100m breaststroke, and in the women’s 4x100m Medley Relay alongside Dyana Calub, Susie O’Neill and Petria Thomas.
Experiencing the toughest competition in the world and the excitement that comes along with it - from the Athletes Village, dining hall, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, etc. - understandably Sydney 2000 was a whirlwind for the teenager.
Fast forward over a decade, and the four-time Olympian has won nine Olympic medals, including three gold, and is one of the most successful Olympians in Australia's history.
Leisel Jones shares her story and relives her debut Olympic Games with Tim Gilbert on My Sydney 2000, presented by Swisse.