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Biography

BALFOUR Kirsty

Nationality Scotland Flag SCO Scotland
Birth Date 21/02/1984
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.70/5'6''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 100m Breaststroke
Aquatics Swimming Women's 200m Breaststroke
Member of Scotland Aquatics Swimming Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 200m Breaststroke
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Women's 100m Breaststroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
18 Mar
11:13
SAS Women's 200m Breaststroke
Heat 01
Scotland Flag SCO  - BALFOUR Kirsty (1) 2:26.18 Completed
18 Mar
19:52
SAS Women's 200m Breaststroke
Final A
Scotland Flag SCO  - BALFOUR Kirsty (2) 2:24.04 Completed
19 Mar
10:39
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Heat 01
Scotland Flag SCO  - BALFOUR Kirsty (2) 1:10.20 Completed
19 Mar
19:34
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Semifinal 02
Scotland Flag SCO  - BALFOUR Kirsty (3) 1:08.45 Completed
20 Mar
20:04
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Final A
Scotland Flag SCO  - BALFOUR Kirsty (3) 1:07.83 Completed

Place Of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Professional athlete/sports science student
Coach Frederic Vergnoux
Influential Person Her dad
Idol Penny Heyns (South African swimmer)
Recent Results FINA Swimming World Cup (Stockholm, Sweden, Jan-2006)
3rd in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.19)
1st in the 200m Breaststroke (2:22.73)

FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
21st in the 100m Breaststroke (1:10.32)
20th in the 200m Breaststroke (2:32.93)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
9th in the 50m Breaststroke (32.83)
7th in the 100m Breaststroke (1:10.61)
9th in the 200m Breaststroke (2:32.87)
5th in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (4:11.40)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
10th in the 200m Breaststroke (2:28.92)
6th in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (4:05.63)
Injuries A shoulder injury that restricted her to just one major meet in 2003.
Other Kirsty was first selected for the Great Britain team as a junior in the year 2000.

Her father - who got Kirsty involved in swimming when she was younger - is a Great Britain triathlete who won the World Triathlete Championships in 2004.

Her first sporting success was breaking the Scottish junior record in the 200m breaststroke in 2000.

She set a new British record to win the 200m breaststroke gold at the FINA World Cup Series in Stockholm in early 2006. It was the third time in a little over two months that she had established a new British benchmark.

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