Kirsty Leigh Coventry (born 16 September 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean swimmer an umwhile warld record holder. She attendit an swam competitively for Auburn University in Alabama, in the Unitit States. At the 2004 Simmer Olympics, in Athens, Greece, Coventry wan three Olympic medals: a gowd, a siller, an a bronze, while in the 2008 Simmer Olympics in Beijing she wan fower medals: a gowd an three siller. She wis subsequently describit bi Paul Chingoka, heid o the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, as "our naitional treasur". Zimbabwean Preses Robert Mugabe haes cried her "a gowden girl," an awairdit her US$100,000 in cash for her 2008 Olympic performance.
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- ↑ "Montreal 2005 Results". Archived frae the original on 28 Januar 2007. Retrieved 9 Juin 2007.
- ↑ "12th FINA World Championships". Archived frae the original on 6 Juin 2007. Retrieved 9 Juin 2007.
- ↑ "BBC Sport Commonwealth Games 2002 Statistics". BBC News. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
- ↑ a b "Zimbabwe puts aside racial tensions to give hero's welcome to triple medal winner", USA Today, 25 August 2004
- ↑ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Archived frae the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 22 Julie 2007.
- ↑ "Kirsty Coventry: Success brings rare cheer to Zimbabwe", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 6 June 2008
- ↑ BBC NEWS | Africa | Zimbabwe swimmer gets cash prize 29 August 2008
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- Offeecial Wabsteid Archived 2012-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Auburn University profile Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
- "Kirsty Coventry" Archived 2013-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, n°83 on Time’s list of "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch"
- 1983 births
- Livin fowk
- Auburn Tigers soummers
- Olympic gowd medallists for Zimbabwe
- Olympic siller medallists for Zimbabwe
- Olympic bronze medallists for Zimbabwe
- Olympic soummers o Zimbabwe
- Fowk frae Harare
- Soummers at the 2000 Simmer Olympics
- Soummers at the 2004 Simmer Olympics
- Soummers at the 2008 Simmer Olympics
- Soummers at the 2012 Simmer Olympics
- Soummers at the 2016 Simmer Olympics
- Warld record hauders in soummin
- Zimbabwean expatriates in the Unitit States
- Zimbabwean soummers
- Zimbabwean fowk o Breetish strynd
- Soummers at the 2002 Commonweel Gemmes
- Commonweel Gemmes gowd medallists for Zimbabwe
- Commonweel Gemmes competitors for Zimbabwe
- Female backstroke soummers
- White Zimbabwean sportsfowk
- Female medley soummers
- Olympic medallists in soummin
- Female freestyle soummers
- Warld Aquatics Championships medallists in soummin
- Zimbabwean sportsfowk
- Internaitional Olympic Committee members