Glenn Buchanan

Athlete Biography

Queenslander Glenn Buchanan smashed the Australian record in winning the bronze medal in the men’s 100m butterfly final in 1984, recording a time of 53.85 seconds. He then won a second bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay, teaming with Mark Stockwell, Mark Kerry and Peter Evans. Buchanan has been a popular swimming and sporting identity in Townsville for many years. In 2000 he was honoured when chosen as a runner in the Olympic Torch Relay when it passed through Townsville.