Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis was one of the most popular Australian swimmers of her generation. A triple Olympian, she won two medals in Barcelona: silver in the women’s 800m freestyle and bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle. This success came two years after she became a household name when, as a 15-year-old, she won a record five gold medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Lewis returned to the Olympics in 1996 but a disrupted preparation prevented her from matching her medals performances. After becoming a mum, she came out of retirement to qualify for the 800m freestyle at Sydney 2000, placing 13th. She retired with two Olympic medals, seven Commonwealth Games gold medals and a 1991 world title. She has also had success as an open water swimmer.

 

Olympic Results

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

800m Freestyle - Women
Heat 8:38.75 3rd
Final Placing 13 / 28

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

400m Freestyle - Women
Heat 4:17.02 QB 5
Final B 4:16.92 7
Final Placing 15 / 40
800m Freestyle - Women
Heat 8:45.79 5
Final Placing 13 / 29

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

200m Butterfly - Women
Heat 2:14.50 QB 4
Final B 2:13.11 1
Final Placing 9 / 32
400m Freestyle - Women
Heat 4:12.95 Q 1
Final A 4:11.22 3  
Final Placing 3 / 33
400m Individual Medley - Women
Heat 4:46.57 Q 3
Final A 4:43.75 4
Final Placing 4 / 31
800m Freestyle - Women
Heat 8:33.04 Q 2
Final 8:30.34 2  
Final Placing 2 / 25