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Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis



Place of Birth

QLD, Australia

Olympic History

Barcelona 1992

Atlanta 1996

Sydney 2000

Career Events

Swimming Womens 200m Butterfly

Swimming Womens 400m Freestyle

Swimming Womens 400m Individual Medley

Swimming Womens 800m Freestyle


Hayley's Story

Hayley Lewis was one of the most popular Australian swimmers of her generation. A triple Olympian, she won two medals in Barcelona: silver in the women’s 800m freestyle and bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle. This success came two years after she became a household name when, as a 15-year-old, she won a record five gold medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Lewis returned to the Olympics in 1996 but a disrupted preparation prevented her from matching her medals performances. After becoming a mum, she came out of retirement to qualify for the 800m freestyle at Sydney 2000, placing 13th. She retired with two Olympic medals, seven Commonwealth Games gold medals and a 1991 world title. She has also had success as an open water swimmer.


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