Libby Trickett

Libby Trickett

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Lisbeth "Libby" Constance Trickett (née Lenton) OAM (born 28 January 1985, in Townsville, Queensland, 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.

Personal life

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.

Career

Trickett emerged on the world scene in March 2003 at the Australian championships, by July she was a...
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