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Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date  
Gender Women
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 50m Backstroke
Aquatics Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 100m Backstroke
SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 50m Backstroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Heat 04
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (3) 1:02.88 Completed
17 Mar
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Semifinal 01
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (1) 1:01.68 Completed
18 Mar
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (2) 1:01.42 Completed
19 Mar
SAS Women's 50m Backstroke
Heat 04
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (1) 28.58 Completed
19 Mar
SAS Women's 50m Backstroke
Semifinal 02
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (1) 28.42 Completed
20 Mar
SAS Women's 50m Backstroke
Final A
Australia Flag AUS  - ROONEY Giaan (2) 28.43 Completed

Place Of Birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Student
Coach Ian Pope
Idol Daniel Kowalski
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
1st in the 50m Backstroke (28.63)
12th in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.47)
23rd in the 200m Backstroke (2:17.32)
Games History
Manchester 2002
7th in the 200m Freestyle (2:01.03)
Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (8:01.91)
4th in the 50m Backstroke (29.11)
Bronze in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.22)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Gold in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.43)
Gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay (4:06.36)
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the semi-final of the 100m Backstroke (1:01.41)
2nd in the heat of the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (8:01.85)
Gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:57.32)

Sydney 2000
14th in the 200m Freestyle (2:00.84)
6th in the heat of the 100m Backstroke (1:03.20)
6th in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:40.91)
Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (7:58.52)
1st in the heat of the 4 x 100m medley relay (4:04.75)
Injuries She battled illness and injury in 2002 and 2003.
Other Personal Best:
50m Backstroke - 28.42 (Commonwealth Record)
100m Backstroke - 1:01.14
200m Backstroke - 2:13.91
200m Freestyle - 1:58.57
Giaan 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:
118th in the 100m Freestyle (2005)
43rd in the 200m Freestyle (2005)
3rd in the 50m Backstroke (2005)
5th in the 100m Backstroke (2005)
35th in the 200m Backstroke (2005)

Giaan burst onto the international scene at the age of 15 when she won gold in the 100m Backstroke at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Giaan lists her most respected opponent as US swimmer Natalie Coughlin.

She was awarded the Queensland Female Junior Athlete of the Year in 2001.

She joined the rare club of swimmers who have won a world title in two different strokes when she took out the 50m Backstroke at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal - adding to the gold medal she claimed in the 200m Freestyle at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka.

She first started swimming when she was 11 years old.

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