Melissa Gorman

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Melissa Gorman, Australian world class open water swimmer and Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medal contender
Melissa Gorman, 5K Champion
Melissa Gorman
Melissa Anne Gorman (born 11 December 1985 in Sydney, Australia) is a personable, outgoing, world-class Australian pool and open water swimmer who finished 11th at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics. She is a two-time FINA World Swimming Championships medalist - gold in the 2009 5K in Rome, Italy and bronze in the 2010 10K in Roberval, Canada.

She has won numerous open water swims around the world, from her home country and Fiji to America and South Africa including two wins at the prestigious RCP Tiburon Mile in 2011 and 2012, and three wins on the State Insurance New Zealand Ocean Swim Series to become the overall 2011-12 series champion. She won the 2012 Open Water Swimmer of the Year award from Swimming Australia. She won the 2013 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge 10km race in Perth, Australia, the 2012-13 State Le Grande Swim and the Sand To Surf in New Zealand.

She also has 8 brothers and 1 sister, and is coached by Ken Wood.



2011 FINA World Championships

Gorman placed 4th (2:02:12.0) in the 2011 FINA World Championships in the 10K in Shanghai, China which qualified her for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, her second Olympics.

2012 Olympic 10km Marathon Swim Results

GOLD Eva Risztov (HUN) 1:57:38.2
SILVER Haley Anderson (USA) 1:57:38.6
BRONZE Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 1:57:41.8
4. Keri-Anne Payne (GBR) 1:57:42.2
5. Angela Maurer (GER) 1:57:52.8
6. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 1:58:43.1
7. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 1:58:44.4
8. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 1:58:49.5
9. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 1:58:52.8
10. Anna Guseva (RUS) 1:58:53.0
11. Melissa Gorman (AUS) 1:58:53.1
12. Karla Sitic (CRO) 1:58:54.7
13. Yumi Kida (JPN) 1:58:59.1
14. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 1:59:05.8
15. Natalia Charlos (POL) 1:59:58.7
16. Heidi Gan (MAS) 2:00:45.0
17. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 2:01:02.2
18. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 2:01:17.8
19. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2:01:38.0
20. Wing Yung Natasha Terri Tang (HKG) 2:02:33.4
21. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2:02:46.1
22. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 2:04:26.5
Poliana Okimoto (BRA) DNF
Jessica Roux (RSA) DNF
Yanqiao Fang (CHN) DNS

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