Brooke Hanson

1978 -

Ten years after making her international debut at the 1994 Commonwealth Games at Victoria, Canada, Brooke Hanson was selected for her first Olympic Games at Athens 2004. She immediately had an impact when finishing second to Luo Xuejuan of China in the 100 metres breaststroke. In winning her silver medal, she relegated her more fancied teammate, Leisel Jones to third place. In the medley relay, Hanson received a gold medal for her heat swim. She was also a finalist in the 200 metres breaststroke. Not long after Athens, Hanson attended the World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis, USA where she won a staggering six gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 metres breaststroke, 100 and 200 metres individual medley and as a member of the 4 x 100 metres medley relay team.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

100m Breaststroke - Women
Heats 1:07.35 1st
Semifinals 1:07.75 2nd
Final 1:07.15 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 48
200m Breaststroke - Women
Heats 2:27.38 3rd
Semifinals 2:26.43 1st
Final 2:26.39 8th
Final Placing 8 / 33
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heats ROONEY, G: HANSON, B; SCHIPPER, J; MILLS, A 4:01.17 1st
Final ROONEY, G; JONES, L; THOMAS, P; HENRY, J 3:57.32 1st
Final Placing 1 / 16