Olympic History: London 2012, Rio 2016 (gold), Tokyo 2020 (gold & bronze)
Highlights: Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay (Rio 2016 & Tokyo 2020), Commonwealth Games gold 100m freestyle
Year Born: 1994
Born: Malawi, Africa
Malawi born swimmer Bronte Campbell is one of five siblings and took up competitive swimming when she moved to Australia in 2001.
Bronte Campbell and older sister Cate were the first Australian sisters to compete in the same event at the same Olympics at the London 2012 Games, where Bronte finished fourth in her semi-final of the 50m freestyle to miss the final by 0.23 seconds, placing her 10th overall.
Four years later in Rio the siblings won gold together in the 4x100m freestyle relay. The relay team of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte and Cate broke the world record to be crowned Olympic Champions in a time of 3:30.65, bettering Australia's previous world-best mark of 3:30.98 set at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
In her individual events Bronte finished fourth in the 100m freestyle and seventh in the 50m freestyle.
Bronte was only the third swimming in history to take the 50m and 100m freestyle double at a World Championships when she won in 2015. Bronte and Cate also became the first family to stand on a podium together as individuals in swimming history when Cate placed third in the 100m.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Campbell broke two games records to earn gold in both the 100m freestyle and the 4x100m freestyle relay team.
A year later, at the 2019 World Championships, Campbell claimed gold in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the mixed 4x100m medley relay, while taking silver in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay event.
The Tokyo Games delivered not only another gold and world record in the 40m freestyle relay – with Bronte leading off with a sizzling leg of 53.01sec – but she also claimed the third Olympic medal of her career with a bronze in the mixed medley relay.
In May 2022, Bronte further showed her versatility by appearing both on Celebrity Apprentice Australia and the TV documentary “Head Above Water”.
Indications are that, like her sister Cate, she will attempt to contest the 2024 Paris Olympics but is still undecided about which coach she wants to train under.