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Leisel Jones

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Leisel Jones Full Name: Leisel Marie Jones
Nick Name: Leisel Jones
Date of Birth (Birthday):   30 August 1985
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Hair Color:  Blonde
Birth Place:   Katherine, Northern Territory
Religion: Christian
Height:  5 ft 10.5 in
Weight:  68 kg
Languages:  English
Professional Game:  Swimming

Swimming Background
Stroke(s): Breaststroke

Famous Victories
2000 - Won 100 m breaststroke at Australian Championships.
2000 - Silver medal at Sydney olympics.
2000 - Silver medal in 4x100 m medley relay at Sydney olympics.
2001 - Second at World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
2001 - Gold in medley at World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
2002 - Breaststroke double at Commonwealth Games in Mancheste
2003 - Bronze at World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
2003 - Silver in the 200 m breaststroke at World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
2003 - Bronze in the medley relay at World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
2004 - Bronze in 100 m breaststroke at Athens olympics.
2004 - Silver in 200 m breaststroke at Athens olympics.
2004 - Gold in medley relay at Athens olympics.
2005 - Gold in 200 m breaststroke at World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Canada.
2005 - Gold in medley relay at World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Canada.
2005 - Gold in 100 m breaststroke at Australian championship.
2006 - Gold in 50 m, 100 m, 200 m and 4x100 m medley relay breaststroke events at Commonwealth Games.
2007 - Gold in 100 m and 200 m breaststroke and the 4 × 100 m medley relay at World Championships.
2007 - Silver in 50 m breaststroke at World Championships.
2008 - Gold in breaststroke double at Australian Swimming Championships.
2008 - Gold in 100 m breaststroke and 4x100m medley relay at Beijing Olympics.
2008 - Silver in 200 m breaststroke and 4x100m medley relay at Beijing Olympics.
2010 - Silver in 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and the 4x100 medley relay at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, California.
2008 - Bronze in 50 m breaststroke at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, California.
Insight to Leisel Jones' Life
Leisel jones is one of the ace swimmers in Australia. Currenly holding 4 world records in backstroke swimming, leisel Jones is famous for her indifferent displays of emotion during post-race interviews and medal ceremonies. She started swimming at a tender age of 14 when she was selected for the Australian team, qualifying in the 100 m breaststroke by winning the event at the Australian Championships. Jones is associated with a popular her attitude following her failure to capture individual gold in Athens.

Award and Achievements
Holds four world records in breaststroke swimming - 2 each in 100 m & 200 m category.
2003 - World Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year.
2005 - Female World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine.
2005 - World Swimmer of the Year.
2005-06 - World Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year.
2006 - Mare Nostrum Tour Overall Winner.
2006 - Clean sweep of the breaststroke events (50 m, 100 m and 200 m) at Commonwealth Games.
2008 - Awarded the Telstra Swimmer Of The Year award as part of the year's international all-star team
2009 - Assoiation with WSPA (Australia & New Zealand) anti-whaling campaign.
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