Keith Kirkland

Keith Kirkland was the youngster of the Australian swimming team at Antwerp 1920. He swam in the heat of the 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay but was replaced by Frank Beaurepaire for the final. Beaurepaire joined Ivan Stedman, Harry Hay and Bill Herald to claim the silver medal behind the ever-powerful Americans.

Kirkland completed his university studies after Antwerp, becoming a medical doctor, and over the succeeding years often provided medical services to members of Australian Olympic teams. He eventually became one of Australia’s eminent urologists.

Olympic Results

Antwerp 1920 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Men
Round 1 1:08.0 Q 2
Semi Final Time Unknown 6
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Round 1 HAY, H; HERALD, W; KIRKLAND, K; STEDMAN, I 10:36.4 Q 2
Final BEAUREPAIRE, B; HAY, H; HERALD, W; STEDMAN, I 10:25.4 2  
Final Placing 2 / 7
400m Freestyle - Men
Round 1 6:12.2 Q 2
Semi Final DNF

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