Brent Hayden

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Brent Matthew Hayden (born October 21, 1983) is a Canadian competitive swimmer. Representing Canada for a decade, Hayden is regarded as the fastest swimmer in Canadian history. Hayden won a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a time of 47.80, and was world champion in the same event in 2007 with Filippo Magnini of Italy. By winning the 100 metre, Hayden became the first Canadian in 21 years to win a gold medal at the World Aquatics Championships, and was also the first Canadian to appear in the 100 metre final at the Olympics since Dick Pound at the 1960 Summer Olympics, and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the 100 metre. Hayden added a further three silver and one bronze medal to his World Championship totals.

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Brent Hayden
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Personal information
Full nameBrent Matthew Hayden
Nickname"Soup"
National teamFlag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg Canada
Born (1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 40)
Mission, British Columbia
EducationUniversity of British Columbia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubVancouver Pacific Swim Club
College teamUniversity of British Columbia
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 100 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montreal 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montreal 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2011 Shanghai 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Melbourne 4×200 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Victoria 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2006 Victoria 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2006 Victoria 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2010 Irvine 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Yokohama 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Yokohama 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Victoria 50 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Irvine 50 m freestyle
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi 50 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne 50 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne 4×100 m medley
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Hayden is currently the Canadian record-holder in the 200 metre and 100 metre in both the short-course and long-course. He has also held the world record in the 4×100 metre medley relay, and the 4×200 metre freestyle relay. Initially retiring after the London Olympics, Hayden returned to the pool seven years later to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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