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Michael Klim - Olympic Gold medalist. World Champion. Australian Swimmer

Michael Klim - Olympic Gold medalist. World Champion. Australian Swimmer

Episode 111 - Olympic Gold medalist. World Champion. Australian Swimmer

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An icon of Australian sport. Michael Klim is a three-time Olympian, multiple world champion and 21-time world record holder. He was the greatest relay team swimmer the world has ever seen.

His resume is remarkable:

Six Olympic medals, Two gold,

25 World champ medals, 12 gold,

54 medals at major competitions, 25 gold, 19 silver, 10 bronze

Michael transitioned from sport to business in 2008, and his pursuit of excellence did not stop. His businesses have all been extraordinary.

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0:00 - Introduction to show.

2:08 - Interview starts

5:41 - Breaking a World record in a short course pool swimming 100Fly without a crowd at the AIS.

9:02 - Where are you and what are you up to currently?

12:49 - Why did you turn to open water swimming after retiring?

16:13 - Michael Klim was part of the true golden era when Australian swimming was going through a really special. Did you know it at the time?

20:53 - Kieran Perkins won a gold medal from lane 8 in 1996 just scraping into the final, you were his room mate at the Olympic Village, tell us how you saw that time?

23:30 - Don't forget to download the AnyQuestion app and ask Michael any question you have.

23:57 - The 4 x 100m relay at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where the American team had never been beaten in this event. The Americans were the favourite. Talk us through the race, the win, that special moment.

32:03 - Was there a time in your career where you had some pretty significant struggles?

35:56 - 1996 was the catalyst for your career. You changed your stroke to straight arm, you were one of the first to use the underwater dolphin kick, that decade of swimming that you did has left a mark. Talk us though the records and that time?

43:34 - What was the transition out of swimming for you?

57:34 - You beat your body up at such an intense level, for such a long time ... how is your body now?

01:05:06 - If you could sit with any 3 people for dinner, who would they be, and why?

01:14:56 - What's one piece of advice that you could give to people now to help them optimize their lives?

01:18:15 - What's next for Michael Klim?

01:20:42 - Interview ends.


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