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Biography

JONES Leisel

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date  
Gender Women
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 50m Breaststroke
Aquatics Swimming Women's 100m Breaststroke
Aquatics Swimming Women's 200m Breaststroke
Member of Australia Aquatics Swimming Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 100m Breaststroke
GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 200m Breaststroke
GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 50m Breaststroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
11:52
SAS Women's 50m Breaststroke
Heat 03
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 30.78 Completed
16 Mar
20:09
SAS Women's 50m Breaststroke
Semifinal 01
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 30.59 Completed
17 Mar
19:21
SAS Women's 50m Breaststroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 30.55 Completed
18 Mar
11:13
SAS Women's 200m Breaststroke
Heat 02
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 2:29.96 Completed
18 Mar
19:52
SAS Women's 200m Breaststroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 2:20.72 Completed
19 Mar
10:39
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Heat 03
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 1:08.52 Completed
19 Mar
19:34
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Semifinal 02
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 1:07.33 Completed
20 Mar
20:04
SAS Women's 100m Breaststroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - JONES Leisel (1) 1:05.09 Completed

Place Of Birth Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
Residence Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Student/professional swimmer
Coach Stephan Widmar
Influential Person Her mother
Idol Sam Riley (former Australian swimmer)
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
1st in the 100m Breaststroke (1:06.25)
1st in the 200m Breaststroke (2:21.72)
1st in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (3:57.47)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Gold in the 50m Breastroke (30.55)

Manchester 2002
4th in the 50m Breaststroke (32.01)
Gold in the 100m Breaststroke (1:08.74)
Gold in the 200m Breaststroke (2:25.93)
Gold in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (4:03.70)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.16)
Silver in the 200m Breaststroke (2:23.60)
Gold in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (3:57.32)

Sydney 2000
Silver in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.49)
Silver in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay (4:01.59)
Injuries Liesel battled the flu late in 2005 and despite being sick still managed to record a time in the 100m breaststroke that was just outside her Commonwealth record at the Queensland titles.
Other Personal Best:
50m Breaststroke - 30.85
100m Breaststroke - 1:05.71 (World Record)
200m Breaststroke - 2:20.54 (World Record)
200m IM - 2:14.21
Leisel is a member of the Australian team that holds the 4x100m Medley Relay World Record of 3:57.32, obtained at the Athens Olympics.
World Ranking:
11th in the 50m Breaststroke (2005)
2nd in the 100m Breaststroke (2005)
1st in the 200m Breaststroke (2005)
35th in the 200m IM (2005)

Leisel recently moved from Ken Wood's training squad to train under Stephan Widmar, which paid dividends when she won three events - two breaststroke and one relay - at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal.

She stormed onto the Olympic scene in 2000 and surprised everyone by not only qualifying for the Sydney games but also winning two silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and the 4 x 100m medley relay at the age of 15.

She also won the 100m/200m breaststroke double at the 2005 Australian Short Course Championships.

She can speak Chinese and is interested in photography.

Liesel has said that winning the world titles in Montreal 2005 - after five years of minor medals - has lifted a burden off her shoulders.

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