Lisbeth "Libby" Constance Trickett
(born 28 January 1985, in Townsville
, Australia) is a world record holding and Olympic
gold medalist swimmer from Australia. She was a gold medallist at both the 2004 Summer Olympics
and the 2008 Summer Olympics
. She is the world record
holder in the short-course (25m) 100 metres freestyle. After retiring in December 2009, she announced her return to swimming in September 2010.
Trickett was educated at Somerville House
. She married swimmer Luke Trickett among scenes of tight security at Taronga Zoo
on Sydney Harbour on the 7 April 2007. The couple entered via a "walking tent", due to the exclusive photo deal the couple had with women's magazine New Idea
She changed to swimming under her married name at the Australian 2008 Olympic selection trials.
On 9 September 2009 she announced that she would take an extended break from swimming and consider retirement. On 14 December 2009 she retired from swimming at the age of 24.
Trickett emerged on the world scene in March 2003 at the Australian championships, by July she was a... Read More