Kirsty Coventry

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Birthday
16, 1983
Birthplace
Harare, Zimbabwe
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Harare, Zimbabwe

About

Olympic swimmer who won three medals, including one gold, at the 2004 Summer games, and four more in Beijing in 2008.

Before Fame

She studied at Auburn University, where she helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Championships in consecutive years, while earning three individual titles.

Trivia

After her 2008 Olympics performance she was hailed as one of Zimbabwe's greatest heroes, and called a national treasure by the head of the country's Olympic commission.

Family Life

She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Associated With

The president of the country, Robert Mugabe awarded her $100,000 cash for her Olympic medal wins, and called her a "golden girl."