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Encyclopedia > Leisel Jones
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Australia Australia
Women's swimming
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 4x100m medley relay
Silver 2000 Sydney 100m breaststroke
Silver 2000 Sydney 4x100m medley relay
Silver 2004 Athens 200m breaststroke
Bronze 2004 Athens 100m breaststroke
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2002 Manchester 100 m breaststroke
Gold 2002 Manchester 200 m breaststroke
Gold 2002 Manchester 4 x 100 m medley relay
Gold 2006 Melbourne 50 m breaststroke
Gold 2006 MMelbourne 100 m breaststroke
Gold 2006 Melbourne 200 m breaststroke
Gold 2006 Melbourne 4 × 100 m medley relay
World Championships
Gold 2001 Fukuoka 4 x 100 m medley relay
Gold 2005 Montreal 100 m breaststroke
Gold 2005 Montreal 200 m breaststroke
Gold 2005 Montreal 4 x 100 m medley relay
Gold 2007 Melbourne 100 m breaststroke
Gold 2007 Melbourne 200 m breaststroke
Gold 2007 Melbourne 4 x 100 m medley relay
Silver 2001 Fukuoka 100 m breaststroke
Silver 2003 Barcelona 200 m breaststroke
Silver 2007 Melbourne 50 m breaststroke
Bronze 2003 Barcelona 100 m breaststroke
Bronze 2003 Barcelona 4 x 100 m medley relay

Leisel Marie Jones OAM (born 30 August 1985 in Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia) is an Australian swimmer. A participant in the 2000 Summer Olympics - at just 15 years old - and 2004 Summer Olympics, she was part of Gold medal winning Australian team in the Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Athens Games in 2004. She is noted for employing a classical breaststroke technique, typified by a slow, but deeper stroke cycle, and also by her slow starts - she is consistently the last swimmer to enter the water and emerge from it after the underwater dive. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Olympic Aquatic Centre with the athletes competing in 32 events. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, 32 swimming events were contested. ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... The 2001 World Aquatics Championships or the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships were held in Fukuoka, Japan between 16 July and 29 July 2001. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... The 2001 World Aquatics Championships or the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships were held in Fukuoka, Japan between 16 July and 29 July 2001. ... Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Katherine in Northern Territory (red) Katherine () is a town with a population of around 10,000 situated 320 km southeast of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Capital Darwin Government Const. ... Swimming is the method by which humans (or other animals) move themselves through water. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Heats Heat 1 United States, (Haley Cope, Tara Kirk, Rachel Komisarz, Amanda Weir) 4:02. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jones was selected for the Australian team at just 14 years of age, qualifying in the 100 m breaststroke at the Australian Championships in May 2000 in Sydney, and was partially responsible for ending the international career of former breaststroke champion Samantha Riley. She swam a personal best in the final at the Olympics to claim a somewhat unexpected silver medal behind American swimmer Megan Quann. She also combined with Dyana Calub, Petria Thomas and Susie O'Neill in the 4x100 m medley relay to win silver, again behind the Americans. Jones left school aged 15 to concentrate on swimming. Samantha Riley (born November 13, 1972) is an Australian breastroke swimmer of Aboriginal descent of the 1990s who competed for Australia in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, winning three medals. ... Megan (Quann) Jendrick (born January 15, 1984 in Tacoma, Washington) is a American swimmer who won gold, silver, and bronze at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Dyana Calub (born November 28, 1975) was an Australian backstroke swimmer of the 2000s, who won the silver medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. ... Petria Ann Thomas OAM (born August 25, 1975) is an Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medallist. ... Susie ONeill, famously nicknamed madame Butterfly (born 2 August 1973) was an Australian swimmer from Brisbane, Queensland who won the 200m Butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 200m Freestyle in Sydney. ...


2001 marked the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, and Jones was now one of the established swimmers, and was expected to do well, despite still being two months shy of her sixteenth birthday. However she succumbed under the pressure, finishing second to China's Luo Xuejuan. It also marked her international debut in the 200 m breaststroke, where she came fourth place (2:25.46s). She also collected a gold in the medley relay alongside Calub, Thomas and Sarah Ryan, the first time that the United States had been beaten at such a level of competition in this event. The 2001 World Aquatics Championships or the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships were held in Fukuoka, Japan between 16 July and 29 July 2001. ... This page is about Fukuoka, Fukuoka (福岡市), a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Luo Xuejuan (Simplified Chinese: 罗雪娟) (born January 26, 1984 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province) is a Chinese swimmer. ... Sarah Ryan (born February 20, 1977) is an Australian sprint freestyle swimmer, who won relay medals at three consecutive Olympics from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to the 2004 Athens Olympics, but who was perhaps best known in Australia for her colourful long fingernails. ...


In 2002, she claimed her first titles on the international arena, claiming the breaststroke double at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... This page is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


In 2003, Jones arrived at the World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain, confident that she would erase the memories of her previous World Championships. She had also set an Australian record in the 200 m individual medley earlier in the year, in an experimental event. She started confidently, setting a world record in the semifinals of the 100 m breaststroke (1:06.37s). However, she succumbed to nerves in the final and came third, with Luo again winning the event. She also achieved a silver in the 200 m breaststroke in Barcelona, behind Amanda Beard in (2:24.33s). Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Amanda Beard in 2004 Summer Olympics uniform Amanda Ray Beard (Irvine, California, October 29, 1981) is an American Olympic swimmer. ...


In the month leading up to the Athens Olympics, Jones set a world record (2:22.96) in a meet in Brisbane, Australia. This led to high expectations of an even better performance in Athens, as Jones had not been rested prior to swimming the world record. However, it was reclaimed by Beard at the US Olympic trials only a few days later. The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ...


In Athens, Jones was again the quickest qualifier of the 100 m breaststroke, after setting an Olympic record (1:06.78) in the semifinals. Again, she succumbed to nerves in the final, making a poor turn, subsequently panicking and finished in the bronze position, again won by Luo. In the 200 m event, she attempted to take an attacking approach, but faded in the last 50 m and was pipped to the wall by Beard, winning silver. Katerine Moreno, Bolivia 1:18. ... I wont stop until Dat dere cell-tech is on the English language article: Ronnie coleman! ...


Jones' world record in the 100 m breaststroke was broken at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Canada by Jessica Hardy of the United States in 1:06.20, again in the semifinal. However, this time the expectations turned to Hardy, and Jones turned the tables and beat Hardy to the wall, breaking through for her first win at world or Olympic level. Later in the week, having exorcised her demons, she demolished the world record for the 200 m breaststroke (2:21.72s), on 29 July 2005. In the process, she won the gold medal, leaving her rivals more than 6 metres behind. The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (salvation through harmony) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For her efforts, she was named by Swimming World magazine as the Female World Swimmer of the Year in 2005. Swimming World magazine is an American-based monthly swimming magazine, that was first published in January 1960. ... The Swimming World Swimmers of the Year, awarded by the American-based Swimming World magazine, are a set of awards which are often regarded as being the most prestigious in the swimming world. ...


Jones used to train at the Redcliffe club in Scarborough, Queensland, and was coached by Ken Wood. Her training partners included fellow Australian team members, Geoff Huegill and Jessicah Schipper. After her disappointing campaign in Athens, Jones moved to train at the Fortitude Valley Pool in Brisbane, Australia, alongside Libby Lenton, under Swiss-born coach Stephan Widmer. Following the move, Jones began to speak openly about the depression and self-esteem issues that had plagued her following her being thrust into the spotlight at such a tender age. This and the successes that followed endeared her to an Australian public that had been critical of her attitude following her failure to capture individual gold in Athens. Some, including swimming legend Dawn Fraser, believed Jones had acted immaturely and ungratefully, particularly in her indifferent displays of emotion during post-race interviews and medal ceremonies. This shift in attitude appeared to reflect a more contented Jones, and helped to make her a darling of both the public and the media. Redcliffe, Queensland Redcliffe is the name of a suburb in Perth, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Scarborough is the name given to the suburb situated at the tip of Queenslands Redcliffe Peninsula. ... Geoff Huegill (born March 4, 1979) is a swimmer from Australia who won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Jessicah Schipper OAM (born November 19, 1986) is an Australian swimmer. ... Lisbeth Libby Constance Lenton OAM (born January 28, 1985, in Townsville, Queensland) is a member of the Australian Womens Olympic swim team, an Athens gold medalist, and former holder (with teammates Alice Mills, Petria Thomas, and Jodie Henry) of the world record in the womens 4 Ã— 100 metre... Dawn Lorraine Fraser, AO, MBE, (born September 4, 1937) is an Australian champion swimmer. ...


The changes which occurred in 2005 continued to pay off at the Australian Commonwealth Games Swimming Trials where Jones broke her personal best time in the 50 m (30.85) and slashed 1.18 seconds from her previous world record in the 200 m breaststroke (2.20:54). She is now almost 2 seconds clear of the world's second fastest swimmer in the events history, Amanda Beard. On Day 5 of the Australian Nationals, Leisel re-wrote the history books with a new World Record in the 100 m breaststroke final. Jones won the Australian championship in a time of 1:05.71 which lowered the previous mark by 0.49s. This qualified her to compete for Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ...


Jones completed a clean sweep of the breaststroke events at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the only time this has been achieved in the breaststroke events in the history of the Games. Petria Thomas was the first swimmer to complete a clean sweep in the butterfly events at the 2002 Manchester Commonewalth Games when the 50 m events were introduced. In the 50 m breastsroke, an event she had only recently begun competing in, she upset reigning world champion and world record holder Jade Edmistone. She later proceeded to collect another gold in the 200 m breaststroke, and completed the sweep with the gold medal in the 100 m in a world record time of 1:05.09--an effort that saw her own world record reduced 0.62s and was declared "Beamonesque" by aquatics Journalist Craig Lord, a reference to Bob Beamon's legendary longjump at the Mexico City olympics. A fourth gold medal in world record time in the 4x100 m medley relay with Sophie Edington, Jessicah Schipper and Libby Lenton rounded off her Commonwealth Games. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Petria Ann Thomas OAM (born August 25, 1975) is an Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medallist. ... Jade Edmistone (born 6 February 1982 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian breaststroke swimmer, who is the current world-record holder in the 50m breaststroke at both short and long course formats of the event. ... Robert Bob Beamon (born August 29, 1946) is an American track and field athlete, best known for his long-standing world record in the long jump. ... Sophie Edington (born December 12, 1984) is an Australian swimmer, who was born in Loxton, South Australia. ... Jessicah Schipper OAM (born November 19, 1986) is an Australian swimmer. ... Lisbeth Libby Constance Lenton OAM (born January 28, 1985, in Townsville, Queensland) is a member of the Australian Womens Olympic swim team, an Athens gold medalist, and former holder (with teammates Alice Mills, Petria Thomas, and Jodie Henry) of the world record in the womens 4 Ã— 100 metre...


See also

This is a list of the World Record progression in the 100 metres breaststroke. ...

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Leisel Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (793 words)
Leisel Marie Jones OAM (born 30 August 1985 in Katherine) is an Australian swimmer.
Jones was selected for the Australian team at just 14 years old, qualifying in the 100m breastroke at the Australian Championships in May 2000 in Sydney, and was partially responsible for ending the international career of former breastroke champion Samantha Riley.
Jones' world record in the 100m breaststroke was broken at the 2005 World Swimming Championships in Montreal by Jessica Hardy of the United States in 1:06.20, again in the semifinal.
Nervous Jones worries her coach - Athens Olympics 2004 - ABC Sport. (587 words)
Leisel Jones' coach is fast running out of ideas of how to end his star pupil's habit of flopping in the biggest races.
Jones holds the world record for the 100m and broke the 200m mark last month, but can still not seem to find her way to the top of the podium when it really matters.
Jones still uses her imagination to motivate herself, but these days she is at the wheel of a Ferrari driving at top speed.
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