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Biography

BURNETT Simon

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date  
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 100m Freestyle
SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 200m Freestyle

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
11:20
SAS Men's 200m Freestyle
Heat 05
England Flag ENG  - BURNETT Simon (2) 1:48.93 Completed
17 Mar
20:16
SAS Men's 200m Freestyle
Final A
England Flag ENG  - BURNETT Simon (2) 1:47.38 Completed
18 Mar
10:24
SAS Men's 100m Freestyle
Heat 04
England Flag ENG  - BURNETT Simon (1) 50.42 Completed
18 Mar
19:23
SAS Men's 100m Freestyle
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - BURNETT Simon (1) 49.19 Completed
19 Mar
19:28
SAS Men's 100m Freestyle
Final A
England Flag ENG  - BURNETT Simon (1) 48.57 Completed

Place Of Birth Oxford, England
Residence Oxfordshire, England
Occupation Student
Coach Bob Pay
Influential Person His coach Bob Pay
Idol Alex Popov, Ian Thorpe and Matt Biondi
Recent Results ASA National Championships (2005)
Gold in the 50m Freestyle (22.12 - BR)
Gold in the 100m Freestyle (48.68 - BR)
Gold in the 200m Freestyle (1:46.59 - BR)

Olympic Trials (2004)
Silver in the 100m Freestyle (49.95)
Gold in the 200m Freestyle (1:48.50)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Silver in the 200m Freestlye (1:47.38)

Manchester 2002
12th in the 50m Backstroke (26.78)
10th in the 100m Backstroke (57.34)
Bronze in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:22.56)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
7th in the 200m Freestyle (1:48.02)
4th in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:12.60)
Injuries Simon broke a bone in his wrist in 2004, two months before the Olympic Trials. He recovered to swim his best times at the Trials and consequently gained Olympic selection.
Other Simon's first sporting success was his first win when he was ten years old - he took out the 50m Freestyle at his club championships.

His most embarrassing sporting moment was getting disqualified in a 100m Backstroke race two weeks after qualifying for the Commonwealth Games in that event.

He was first selected for Great Britain in 2002 and lists himself as his toughest opponent.

He lists Ponds Forge in Sheffield as his favourite venue as he not only qualified for the 2004 Olympics under an injury cloud, but he went under 50 seconds in the 100m Freestyle for the first time in his career there.

He is currently studying business at the University of Arizona.

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