Check out Kirsty Leigh Coventry! She is Professional Zimbabwean Swimmer who is a world record holder and silver, gold and bronze medalist. Read Kirsty Leigh Coventry’s biography after the jump and see video as well.
Kirsty Leigh Coventryhas been called Zimbabwea’s “national treasure”! Find out why after the jump.
As a biography Kirsty Leigh Coventry is a Professional Zimbabwean Swimmer who was born on September 16, 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Coventry is a graduate from Dominincan Convent High School where she was Sports Women of the Year after reaching the Olympic semi-finals. Shortly after she moved to the US an enrolled at the Auburn University in Alabama.
During her college career Coventry competed in the NCAA Championships twice, was named the College Swimming Coaches Association Swimmer, the SEC Swimmer of the Year twice and Female Athlete of the Year. She was also awarded the Honda Award for Swimming.
In 2005 Coventry went on to compete at the World Championships where she took home two silver and two gold medals after competing in the 100m and 200m backstroke as well as the 100 and 200m Individual Medley.
In 2007 she attended the All-African Games and captured seven gold medals and three silver. In the same year she again scored two more silver medals for her performance in both the 200m backstroke and the 200m IM. In 2008 Kirsty Leigh attened the Olympics adding another 3 silver medals with 1 gold medal to her collection. For this she has been coined Zimbabwea’s “golden girl” and “national treasure”.
More photos and a video of Kirsty Leigh Coventry are below.