Kirk Palmer

Kirk Palmer of Australia competes in the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Heat during the ninth FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the MEN Arena on April 10, 2008 in Manchester England.

Athlete Biography

1986 -

The team of Patrick Murphy, Grant Hackett, Grant Brits and Nick Ffrost finished a creditable third behind the Michael Phelps-led United States and Russia. Australia with Kirk Palmer and Leith Brodie had qualified for the final with the sixth fastest time.  The format of the team in the final was somewhat of a surprise with Brits and Frost arriving in Beijing probably expecting to be solely heat swimmers. Their excellent performances in the heats meant that they were retained for the final.