Jessicah Schipper

Jessicah Schipper arrived at Beijing as the pre-eminent female butterflier over 200 metres for the previous three years. In the 100 metres butterfly she finished third, behind Libby Trickett and Christine Magnuson (USA). At Athens 2004, she finished fourth behind Petria Thomas.

She entered the Beijing final of her pet event, the 200 metres butterfly, as the second fastest qualifier and was leading at the halfway mark before being passed by two Chinese, Zige Lui and Liuyang Jiao, to finish with her second individual bronze medal. Lui’s winning time of 2:04.18 shatterd Schipper’s world record. Jiao also finished inside the old record.

Schipper joined with Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones and Libby Trickett in the medley relay team which obliterated the existing world record in the process of winning the gold medal from the United States and China. At Athens, she swam in the heat of the gold medal-winning medley relay.

The Queenslander returned for her third Olympic campaign at the London 2012 Games. Schipper finished eighth in her heat of the 100m butterfly before coming sixth in her semi-final of the 200m butterfly.

Olympic Results

2012 London

100m Butterfly - Women
Heat 4 59.17 8
Final Placing 24 / 42
200m Butterfly - Women
Heat 2 2:08.74 Q 5
Semifinal 1 2:08.21 6
Final Placing 13 / 28

2008 Beijing

100m Butterfly - Women
Heat 57.58 1st
Semifinal 57.43 1st
Final 57.25 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 49
200m Butterfly - Women
Heat 2:08.11 4th
Semifinal 2:06.34 2nd
Final 2:06.26 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 36
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heat SEEBOHM, E; WHITE, T; GALVEZ, F; REESE, S 3:57.94 1st
Final Placing 1 / 16

2004 Athens

100m Butterfly - Women
Heats 58.57 3rd
Semifinals 58.63 3rd
Final 58.22 4th
Final Placing 4 / 38
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