Linda Mackenzie

Linda Mackenzie

Linda Mackenzie
Personal information
Full name Linda June Mackenzie
National team  Australia
Born (1983-12-14) 14 December 1983
Mackay, Queensland
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Linda June Mackenzie, OAM[4] (born 14 December 1983) is an Australian freestyle swimmer. She preferred the longer 200-, 400-, and 800-metre events and won the Australian 400-metre national title five years in a row (2004–2008). She was part of the Australian team that won the gold medal in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and has picked up silver medals in the same event at the 2003 and 2005 world championships.

Mackenzie qualified for the 200-metre and 400-metre freestyle events at the Olympic Games in Beijing and was a member of the winning Australian team in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay. She was the last swimmer in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Together with Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer the world record was broken by 5.78 seconds.

She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[5]

See also

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  5. ^ AIS at the Olympics

External links

  • Swimming Australia profile