Leah Neale

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Career highlights

  • Won a silver medal as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay at her first Olympic Games in Rio.
  • Qualified for her first Olymic Games in 2016
  • Made her debut on the Australian team for a long course meet in 2015 at the Kazan World Championships

Australian representation honours and results

Olympic Games

  • Rio, Brazil, 2016: Silver 4 x 200m freesyle relay

Olympic Games Total: S:1

World Short Course Championships

  • Doha, Qatar, 2014: Bronze: 4x200m Freestyle; 7th 400m freestyle, 13th 200m freestyle

FINA World Short Course Total: B:1

World Championships

  • Budapest, Hungary, 2017:
  • Kazan, Russia, 2015: 6th 4x200m freestyle relay, 21st 400m freestyle 

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Renowned freestyler Leah Neale from Ipswich will made her Olympic debut in the 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay in Rio.

A fourth-place finish in the 200m freestyle at the National Swimming Championships in April 2016 earned Leah her spot for Rio, although it was a nervous wait before she received a text message from officials confirming her selection in the relay team.

Although it was her first Olympics, Leah has extensive experience on the international swimming scene, having first represented Australia in 2014. She was the first 15-year-old in the history of Australia to achieve a time of less than two minutes for the 200m Freestyle.

Leah, who is also a university student, moved to the Sunshine Coast to train under Chris Mooney in the USC Spartans in 2015.

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