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Darian Townsend

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDarian Roy•Townsend
Used nameDarian•Townsend
Born28 August 1984 in Pinetown (RSA)
Measurements195 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsSeals
NOC(s) South Africa

Biography

Darian Townsend competed at three Olympics for South Africa, winning a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Townsend attended college in the United States, starting at the University of Florida, and later graduating from the University of Arizona. He swam for both colleges and remained in the United States and in 2014 became a US citizen. Townsend then competed for the USA at 2015 Pan American Games, winning a silver and bronze medal in relays, and at the 2014 Short-Course World Championships, where he won five medals, including two golds in relays. Townsend competed at the 2016 USA Olympic Trials in swimming, but did not make the Olympic team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 1 Gold RSA Darian Townsend
  200 metres Individual Medley, Men Olympic 37
2008 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 21 RSA Darian Townsend
  4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 7
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 8
  200 metres Individual Medley, Men Olympic 11
  4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 7
2012 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 5 RSA Darian Townsend
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic South Africa 7
  200 metres Individual Medley, Men Olympic 21

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2004 Summer Olympics 15 August 2004 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Final 3:13.17 WR 1

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