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When was Susie Oneill born?

When was Susie Oneill born?

August 2, 1973 (age 48 years)
Susie O’Neill/Date of birth
Susan (Susie) O’Neill was born on 2 August 1973 in Mackay, Queensland to mother, Trish and father, John. She has two siblings, a brother and a sister. Her family moved to Brisbane and she was educated at Lourdes Hill College (LHC) in Hawthorne.

How old was Susie Oneill when she won gold?

As an 18-year-old, Susie won a bronze in the 200m butterfly at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, before rising to the top of the sport, winning the first of her two Olympic golds four years later in Atlanta. At Commonwealth level, she was dominant.

Why is Susie Oneill called Madame Butterfly?

Susan’s Story Dubbed “Madame Butterfly” for her peerless quality as a butterfly swimmer, O’Neill attended three Olympic Games – winning bronze in Barcelona in 1992; gold, silver and bronze in Atlanta in 1996; and a gold and three silvers in Sydney in 2000.

What is Susie Oneill famous for?

Dubbed ‘Madame Butterfly’ for her peerless quality as a butterfly swimmer, Susie O’Neill remains one of Australia’s most successful swimmers and was a dominant influence in the pool throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Does Susie O’Neill still hold a world record?

Susie O’Neill left her sport at her peak. She holds more swimming titles than any other Australian swimmer ever. She set national and world records in several events from relays to freestyle to butterfly.

Does Susie O’Neill have a daughter?

Alix Fairley
Susie O’Neill/Daughters

What did Susie O’Neill see in the 2000 Olympics?

Susie O’Neill holding flowers after winning the gold medal in women’s 200m freestyle final at Sydney Olympic Games 2000. “It was like if you’re a balloon and it’s really tight and someone just pricks it. It was pressure release,” O’Neill said.

Did Susie O’Neill swim the English Channel?

A long-distance swimmer, in 1990 Susie became the first person to swim from Manly, New South Wales to Darling Harbour and back again in seven hours. That same year she also broke the speed record for swimming the English Channel.