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Biography

TOWNSEND Darian

Nationality Republic of South Africa Flag RSA Republic of South Africa
Birth Date 28/08/1984
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.92/6'3''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle
Member of Republic of South Africa Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
11:20
SAS Men's 200m Freestyle
Heat 03
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - TOWNSEND Darian (5) 1:54.04 Completed
18 Mar
10:24
SAS Men's 100m Freestyle
Heat 04
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - TOWNSEND Darian (4) 51.67 Completed
18 Mar
19:23
SAS Men's 100m Freestyle
Semifinal 02
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - TOWNSEND Darian (6) 50.82 Completed

Place Of Birth Pinetown, South Africa
Residence Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Coach Wayne Riddin
Idol Alex Popov
Recent Results Telkom South Africa National Aquatic Championships (East London, 2005)
2nd in the 50m Butterfly (24.90)
3rd in the 4x100m medley relay (3:53.97)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
37th in the 200m IM (2:07.04)
Gold in the 4x100m Freestyle relay (3:13.17 - WR)
Other Darian was only a few months old when his mother Rita, a swimming teacher, began teaching him. His father Ted recalls that Darian could swim before he could walk.

He says his favourite Olympic moment was when Peter van den Hoogenband beat Ian Thorpe in the 200m Freestyle at the Sydney 2000 Games.

Excelling also out of the water, Darian was the 2002 Maritzburg College matriculant who took up watersport in high school. His friends describe him as quiet but confident.

He started swimming competitively at the age of eight.

When he qualified for the Olympics in 2004, he was the youngest member of the South African swim team.

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