Meg Harris

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Meg Harris
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (2002-03-07) 7 March 2002 (age 20)
Albury, Australia
Sport
SportSwimming
Event(s)100 and 200 freestyle
ClubMarion
Coached byPeter Bishop
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  Australia
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 0 1
World Championships (LC) 2 1 1
Commonwealth Games 1 1 0
World Junior Championships 0 1 2
Total 4 3 4
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo 4×200 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2022 Budapest 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2022 Budapest 4×100 m mixed freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2022 Budapest 4×100 m mixed medley
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Budapest 50 m freestyle
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham 4×100 m mixed freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham 50 m freestyle
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Budapest 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Budapest 50 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Budapest 100 m freestyle

Meg Harris OAM (born 7 March 2002) is an Australian swimmer. She is a world record holder in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay. She competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 4×200 metre freestyle relay.[1]

She also won an individual gold medal at the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games in the 50 freestyle.

Background

Harris attended Mt St Michael's College in Ashgrove, Brisbane.

Career

2020 Olympics

During the 2020 Summer Olympics at Tokyo Harris swam the second leg for the gold medal winning Australian Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay team in the final. The Australian women broke the world record with a time of 3:29.69. Harris's split was 53.09.[2] She also swam the heats of the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay with a split of 1:57.01. Harris did not swim in the final where the Australians finished third but received a bronze medal for swimming in the heats of the relay.[3]

After the Olympics Harris moved from Brisbane, where she had been coached by Dean Boxall, to Adelaide where she came under the tutelage of noted sprint coach Peter Bishop.

2022

In January 2022, Harris broke her arm and announced the injury on Instagram with a picture of her left arm in a cast and sling, later Madison Wilson posted a picture of Harris wearing the cast and sling on her right arm.[4] Harris later announced the injury was not training related and she attained the broken arm when she accidentally ran a scooter into a rock.[5]

In the 2022 Australia Day Honours Harris was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.[6]

World records

Long course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Status Ref
1 4x100 m freestyle relay [a] 3:29.69 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 25 July 2021 Current [2]

a split 53.09 (2nd leg); with Bronte Campbell (1st leg), Emma McKeon (3rd leg), Cate Campbell (4th leg)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Swimming HARRIS Meg - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympics.com/tokyo-2020/. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "4x100m Freestyle Relay result. (25 July 2021). FINA Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  3. ^ "4×200m freestyle relay heats". FINA. 28 July 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  4. ^ Race, Retta (8 January 2022). "Aussie World Record Holder Meg Harris Suffers Arm Injury". SwimSwam. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  5. ^ Keith, Braden (11 January 2022). "Olympic Gold Medalist Meg Harris Broke Her Arm While Riding A Scooter". SwimSwam. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Australia Day Honours List" (PDF). The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

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