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Grant Hackett
Grant Hackett
Men's Swimming
Competitor for Flag of Australia Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney[1] 1500 m freestyle
Gold 2000 Sydney 4×200 m freestyle relay
Gold 2004 Athens[2] 1500 m freestyle
Silver 2004 Athens 400 m freestyle
Silver 2004 Athens 4×200 m freestyle relay
World Championships - Long Course
Gold 1998 Perth 1500 m freestyle
Gold 1998 Perth 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Gold 2001 Fukuoka 1500 m freestyle
Gold 2001 Fukuoka 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Gold 2003 Barcelona 800 m freestyle
Gold 2003 Barcelona 1500 m freestyle
Gold 2003 Barcelona 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Gold 2005 Montreal 400 m freestyle
Gold 2005 Montreal 800 m freestyle
Gold 2005 Montreal 1500 m freestyle
Silver 1998 Perth 400 m freestyle
Silver 2001 Fukuoka 400 m freestyle
Silver 2001 Fukuoka 800 m freestyle
Silver 2003 Barcelona 400 m freestyle
Silver 2005 Montreal[3] 200 m freestyle
Silver 2007 Melbourne[4] 400 m freestyle
Bronze 2003 Barcelona 200 m freestyle
Bronze 2005 Montreal 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
World Championships - Short Course
Gold 2002 Moscow[5] 400 m freestyle
Gold 2002 Moscow 1500 m freestyle
Gold 2002 Moscow 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur 1500 m freestyle
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Silver 1998 Kuala Lumpur 400 m freestyle
Silver 2002 Manchester[6] 200 m freestyle
Silver 2002 Manchester 400 m freestyle
Gold 2002 Manchester 1500 m freestyle
Gold 2002 Manchester[7] 4 x 200 m freestyle relay
Gold 2002 Manchester 4 x 100 m freestyle relay
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold 1999 Sydney 1500 m freestyle
Gold 1999 Sydney 4x200 m freestyle
Silver 1999 Sydney 400 m freestyle

Grant George Hackett OAM (born May 9, 1980) is an Australian swimmer who won the men's 1500 metres freestyle race at both the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. This has led him to be regarded as one of the greatest distance swimmers in history. He also collected a gold medal in Sydney for swimming in the heats of the 4×200 m freestyle relay. He is well regarded for his versatility, being the world record holder in the 1500 m and 800 m freestyle, and 2nd and 4th in the 400 m and 200 m freestyle respectively. He has dominated the 1500 m event in the past decade, being undefeated in the event in finals from 1996 until the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. His four World Championship gold medals in the event make him the only swimmer to have won a world title in one event four times, and in total, he has won 10 World Championship gold medals. Hackett is the current captain of the Australian swimming team. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... 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Career

Hackett was born at Southport on the Gold Coast of Queensland. The son of a policeman and younger brother of an Ironman champion, he first achieved prominence on debut at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, where he first won the 1500 meters. He also won the 400 m freestyle, recording his only international victory over the yet-to-be-famous Ian Thorpe at the distance in international competition. He also won the event at the 1998 World Championships, and was narrowly upset by Thorpe in the 400 m. He also combined with Thorpe, Michael Klim and Daniel Kowalski to win the 4×200 m freestyle relay, beginning a six-year winning streak in the event over the United States. These results were replicated at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. From 1997 to 2007 he was unbeaten in the 1500 m, winning it at every major world competition, including the World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Olympics, Commonwealth and Australian Championships. Southport is a coastal town near the mid-point of the Gold Coast, Australia and has one of the citys largest communities. ... Gold Coast redirects here. ... For other uses, see Queensland (disambiguation). ... Rare footage of the original IronMan Bracelet on display at The Abbott Arena. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Ian James Thorpe OAM (born 13 October 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales), also known as the Thorpedo or Thorpey, is a former Australian freestyle swimmer. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Klim OAM (born August 13, 1977 in Gdynia) is a Polish-born Australian swimmer. ... Daniel Kowalski (July 2, 1975 - ) was an Australian middle- and long-distance swimmer specialising in freestyle events. ... The 1998 XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 11 to September 21 making it the first Asian country to act as host and the last Commonwealth Games for 20th Century. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 1999, Hackett broke his first world record, unexpectedly breaking Giorgio Lamberti's 200 m freestyle world record at a club-level meet in Queensland. It was subsequently broken by Ian Thorpe in the same year at the 1999 Pan Pacific Championships in Sydney, although Hackett himself bettered his old mark. Hackett himself claimed the 1500 m freestyle, and combined with Thorpe, Klim and Bill Kirby to break the world record in the 4×200 m freestyle. Giorgio Lamberti Giorgio Lamberti (Brescia, Italy, January 28, 1969), is an Italian swimmer. ... William (Bill) Ashley Kirby (born Septmeber 12 1975 in Perth, Western Australia) was an Australian freestyle and butterfly swimmer of the 1990s and 2000s, who won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team. ...


Entering the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Hackett was the overwhelming favourite in the 1500 m freestyle, and was also expected to help Thorpe take a quinella in the 200 m and 400 m events. However, he was struck down by a virus and in the 400 m and 200 m, he was well short of his best, finishing eighth and seventh respectively. He followed this with an extremely slow swim in the heats of the 4×200 m freestyle relay, and was dropped from the final quartet, being replaced by Todd Pearson. By the time the final of the 1500 m freestyle came, Hackett had qualified third behind sentimental favourite Kieren Perkins, who was being vocally cheered by the crowd. In the face of the immense pressure, Hackett adopted a more attacking, fast-starting approach, and managed to hang on to claim gold. Todd Pearson (born November 11, 1977) is an Australian swimming champion, who was born in Geraldton, Western Australia. ... Kieren John Perkins OAM (born August 14, 1973), is a former Australian professional swimmer. ...


Over shorter distances, however, Hackett has been somewhat overshadowed by his fellow Australian Ian Thorpe, with his versatility over varying distances often unheralded. Despite this, he is a hugely popular figure in Australia. His extroverted personality is in sharp contrast with Thorpe's more reserved style, and is more in line with Australian expectations of sporting figures. His major interests outside swimming are playing the guitar and motor racing. Ian James Thorpe OAM (born 13 October 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales), also known as the Thorpedo or Thorpey, is a former Australian freestyle swimmer. ...


At the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Hackett was in the peak of his speed. He set personal bests in the 400 m and 800 m freestyle events, finishing second to Thorpe on both occasions, and bettering the previous world record in the latter. Along with Thorpe, Klim and Kirby, they bettered the previous world record in the 4×200 m freestyle. In the 1500 m, Hackett attacked immediately, and stayed well ahead of Perkins' world record, and with the crowd standing and willing him on, he broke the record by 7 seconds, to claim gold. This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...


He replicated the results at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships in Yokohama, and the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, taking the 1500 m and 4×200 m relay, while finishing behind Thorpe in the 400 m and 800 m, except in Barcelona where Thorpe opted not to swim the 800 m freestyle. He also claimed two silvers and a bronze (in Barcelona) for his outings in the 200 m freestyle. The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ...


At 196 cm (six foot five) and 89.8 kg (198 pounds), Hackett is an imposing figure, who wins the gruelling 1500 meters race by sheer physical strength and stamina. He showed this in Sydney when he won despite having only partly recovered from illness, and again in Athens, when he survived challenges from swimmers (Larsen Jensen and David Davies) six years his junior to hang on to win the race, despite a partially collapsed lung. This came after a solid swim in the 400 m to claim silver behind Thorpe, and an unconvincing swim in the 200 m and 4×200 m relay, when he was more than a second outside of his best. His sluggish heat swim placed him third, raising concerns amongst the Australian camp. After the Olympics, it was revealed that one of his lungs was partially collapsed, leaving his total lung capacity diminished by 25%. Larsen Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American swimmer. ... David Davies (born March 3, 1985, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) is a British long-distance Swimmer. ...


In 2005, Swimming Australia introduced the concept of a captain for the swimming team. Hackett was awarded this honour, and led Australia in the World Championships at Montreal, Canada. He won gold medals in the 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m freestyle, the first person ever to achieve this feat. His victory in the 800 m event broke Thorpe's world record, and his 1500 m victory saw him become the first to win an event four times at a World Championships. He was named as FINA's Male swimmer of the meet. He was named as the Australian Swimmer of the Year in 2005, and was also named the Swimmer of the Year by the Swimming World magazine. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


In November 2005, Hackett announced his withdrawal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games due to being unavailable for the selection trials because of a minor surgery to correct a shoulder injury. However, he was given dispensation to act as a non-competing captain in order to mentor the fellow swimmers in the lead-up to the competition. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ...


In late 2006, Hackett relocated to Melbourne due to personal reasons. He attributed his disrupted preparation to adjusting with his new regime. Prior to the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, he presented a pessimistic outlook of his prospects. This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... The 2007 World Aquatics Championships or the XII FINA World Championships is currently being held in Melbourne, Australia from March 17 to April 1, 2007. ...


He qualified last in the 400 m event, but lead in the final before fading in the last lap to take the bronze medal. He qualified fifth in the 800 m event, but finished seventh, more than ten seconds behind the winner. In 1500 m final Hackett came seventh, ending his decade long unbeaten streak in the event.


In December of 2007, Hackett competed in and won his first National Championship 10km Open Water race. By barely edging out veteran open-water swimmer and Ironman Triathlete Ky Hurst, the pair both qualified for the World Championships in in Seville, Spain. However, Hackett failed to finish in the top 10 in this event, and therefore missed out on qualifying for the 10km open water swim at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8] He was also criticised for appearing to be overweight after the event, a claim that he rejected as "ridiculous".[9]


Though Hackett failed to qualify for the 10k, he has a hard program to swim at the Olympics. He swims the 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle relay. In the 1500m he can become the first male swimmer to win three successive Olympic titles in the same event, an opportunity denied two-time Olympic 1500m champion Vladimir Salnikov due to the 1984 Summer Olympics communist boycott. Vladimir Salnikov Vladimir Salnikov (Владимир Сальников, St. ... The Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, United States followed the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ...


Career Best Times

1. 200 Freestyle-1:45.61(4th fastest ever)


2. 400 Freestyle-3:42.51(2nd fastest ever)


3. 800 Freestyle-7:38.65(WR)


4. 1500 Freestyle-14:34.56(WR)


Personal life

On April 14, 2007, Hackett married Australian singer Candice Alley. is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Candice Marie Giannarelli, better known as Candice Alley (born June 23, 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter of Italian descent. ...


He has Bachelor of Commerce and Laws degrees from Bond University.[10] For other uses, see Bond. ...


See also

The first World Record in the Mens 1500 metres Freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1908. ...

External links

Fédération Internationale de Natation The International Swimming Federation (French Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA) organizes and regulates international swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming championships. ... Logo of Swimming Australia Swimming Australia is the peak governing body for competitive swimming in Australia. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ...

References

  1. ^ ESPN Sydney Swimming. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ 2004 Olympic Games swimming results. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  3. ^ Montreal 2005 Results. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  4. ^ 12th FINA World Championships. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  5. ^ 2002 World Championships - Short Course Swim Rankings results. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
  6. ^ BBC Sport Commonwealth Games 2002 Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
  7. ^ BBC Sport Commonwealth Games 2002 Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
  8. ^ Cowley, Michael. "Hackett fails in open water", The Age, May 5, 2008. 
  9. ^ Paxinos, Stathi. "No muffin top here: Hackett fighting fit", The Age, May 7, 2008. 
  10. ^ Dabkowski, Stephen. "Long-distance Hackett on target to be a stayer", The Age, August 2, 2003. 
Records
Preceded by
Flag of Australia Kieren Perkins
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle
World Record Holder (Long Course)

July 29, 2001
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Flag of Australia Kieren Perkins
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle
World Record Holder (Short Course)

September 27, 1998
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of the United States Michael Phelps
World Swimmer of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Flag of the United States Michael Phelps
Preceded by
Flag of Australia Ian Thorpe
World Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Flag of South Korea Tae Hwan Park

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Grant Hackett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (965 words)
Grant George Hackett (born May 9, 1980) is an Australian swimmer who won the men's 1500 metres freestyle race at both the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, making him one of Australia's greatest ever distance swimmers, perhaps the greatest distance swimmer the sport has ever seen.
Hackett was born at Southport on the Gold Coast of Queensland, and first achieved prominence on debut at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, where he first won the 1500 meters.
Hackett was awarded this honour, and lead Australia in the World Championships at Montreal, Canada.
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