Nicole Livingstone (Stevenson)

Nicole Livingstone dominated Australian backstroking during her career, winning nine consecutive national titles in the women’s 100m event. She made her Olympic debut in Seoul in 1988, competing in three events. Four years later, her bronze medal in the women’s 200m backstroke in Barcelona was Australia’s first woman’s backstroke medal since 1948, and only its third in the history of the Games. Livingstone also showed her versatility, class and spirit as a relay swimmer. In 1996, at her third and final Games, she won medals in both the women’s 4x100m medley relay (silver) and 4x200m freestyle relay (bronze). In all, she competed in 11 Olympic events – an outstanding achievement. Livingstone has since enjoyed a successful media career, including work as a swimming broadcaster. 

Olympic Results

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Women
Heat 1:02.50 Q 1
Final A 1:02.70 7
Final Placing 7 / 36
200m Backstroke - Women
Heat 2:16.71 7
Final Placing 18 / 33
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heat STEVENSON, N; DENMAN, H; KENNEDY, A; RYAN, S 4:08.87 Q 1
Final STEVENSON, N; RILEY, S; O'NEILL, S; RYAN, S 4:05.08 2  
Final Placing 2 / 24
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heat GREVILLE, J; MACKIE, L; JOHNSON, E; O'NEILL, S 8:09.33 Q 2
Final GREVILLE, J; STEVENSON, N; JOHNSON, E; O'NEILL, S 8:05.47 3  
Final Placing 3 / 21

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Women
Heat 1:02.54 Q 3
Final A 1:01.78 4
Final Placing 4 / 45
200m Backstroke - Women
Heat 2:12.32 Q 1
Final A 2:10.20 3  
Final Placing 3 / 43
200m Freestyle - Women
Heat 2:02.50 QB 6
Final B 2:04.21 8
Final Placing 16 / 37
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heat MULLENS, A; MACKIE, U; STEVENSON, N; CURRY-KENNY, L 3:49.64 4
Final Placing 9 / 13
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heat MEEHAN, J; RILEY, S; O'NEILL, S; CURRY- KENNY, L 4:12.54 Q 2
Final STEVENSON, N; RILEY, S; O'NEILL, S; CURRY-KENNY, L 4:07.01 5
Final Placing 5 / 17

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Backstroke - Women
Heat 1:03.26 3rd
Final B 1:04.15 7th
Final Placing 7 / 41
200m Backstroke - Women
Heat 2:14.81 3rd
Final A 2:13.43 5th
Final Placing 5 / 32
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heat LIVINGSTONE, N; HOOIVELD, L; ALESSANDRI, F; VAN WIRDUM, K 4:14.32 1
Final LIVINGSTONE, N; HOOIVELD, L; ALESSANDRI, F; VAN WIRDUM, K 4:11.57 4
Final Placing 4 / 16