Brenton Scott Rickard (born 19 October 1983) is a retired breaststroke swimmer from Australia. He emerged at the international level in 2006, swimming at the Commonwealth games. He has captured multiple Olympic and World Championship medals, as well as world and Commonwealth records. During this period he was coached by Vince Raleigh.
|Full name||Brenton Scott Rickard|
|Born||19 October 1983|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
He arrived in Beijing as a medal contender and a serious threat for the gold medal in all three of his events. He set Australian, Commonwealth and Oceanic records, capturing silver medals in the 200-metre breaststroke and 4×100-metre medley relay, and finished 5th in the 100-metre breaststroke.
- Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China:
FINA World ChampionshipsEdit
Rickard's first World Championships were a good one, consistently capturing medals in all of his pet events. No Australian records were set, however his status in the world rankings leapfrogged.
- FINA World Championships 2007 in Melbourne, Australia:
- FINA World Championships 2009 in Rome, Italy:
Career best timesEdit
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- "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "Brenton Rickard – Biography". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
- Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year Archived 26 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "Rickard sets 1st world record of Day 2". The Associated Press. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
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| Men's 100-metre breaststroke
world record-holder (long course)
27 July 2009 – 29 July 2012
Cameron van der Burgh
|Awards and achievements|
Ken Wallace and Heath Francis
| Australian Athlete of the Year
2009 (with Emma Moffatt)