Eamon Sullivan

1985 –

Eamon Sullivan, the pre-Olympics world record holder in the 50 metres freestyle, returned from Beijing 2008 with three medals. He twice broke the world record for the 100 metres freestyle, in the final of the 4 x 100 metres relay and the semi-final of the individual event where he ultimately finished with the silver medal, behind Alain Bernard of France. He combined with Matt Targett, Andrew Lauterstein and the evergreen Ashley Callus to enable Australia to finish a creditable third behind two teams, United States and France that were laden with top sprinters. In the medley relay Sullivan, Hayden Stoeckel, Lauterstein and Brenton Rickard took the silver medal, once again behind the United States with Phelps ‘on board’. In the 50 metres, Sullivan finished fifth behind Cesar Cielo Filho of Brazil who won his country’s first gold medal in Olympic swimming.

Competing at his second Games in London, Sullivan missed out on a medal in the 4 x 100m freestyle team that finished fourth. Sullivan also made the final of the 50m freestyle where he finished eighth in a time of 21.98secs.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat 2 MCEVOY, C; ROBERTS, J; D'ORSOGNA, T; MAGNUSSEN, J 3:12.29 Q 1
Final MAGNUSSEN, J; TARGETT, M; SULLIVAN, E; ROBERTS, J 3:11.63 4
Final Placing 4 / 16
50m Freestyle - Men
Heat 7 22.27 Q 5
Semifinal 1 21.88 Q 4
Final 21.98 8
Final Placing 8 / 58

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Men
Heat 47.80 1st
Semifinal 47.05 1st
Final 47.32 2nd  
Final Placing 2 / 64
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat LAUTERSTEIN, A; BRODIE, L; MURPHY, P; TARGETT, M 3:12.41 2nd
Final SULLIVAN, E (WR: 47.24); LAUTERSTEIN, A; CALLUS, A; TARGETT, M 3:09.91 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 16
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
Heat DELANEY, A; SPRENGER, C; PINE, A; TARGETT, M 3:32.76 1st
Final STOECKEL, H; RICKARD, B; LAUTERSTEIN, A; SULLIVAN, E 3:30.04 2nd  
Final Placing 2 / 16
50m Freestyle - Men
Heat 21.79 3rd
Semifinal 21.75 3rd
Final 21.65 6th
Final Placing 6 / 97

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heats CALLUS, A; SULLIVAN, E; VAN HAZEL, J; PEARSON, T 3:17.64 3rd
Final KLIM, M; PEARSON, T; SULLIVAN, E; THORPE, I 3:15.77 6th
Final Placing 6 / 16

AYOF 2003 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Final 3:30.22 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 8