Susie
O'Neill
1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)
1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)
1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)
A dual Olympic champion, an icon of the pool and a much-loved Australian sporting hero, Susie O’Neill’s determination and work-ethic saw her rise to become one of Australia’s most successful swimmers.
Nationality
Australian
Date of Birth
8/2/73
Teams
Australian Olympic Team
Australian Commonwealth Games Team
Swimming Australia
Nova Brisbane

Bio

Dubbed ‘Madame Butterfly’ for her peerless quality in the discipline, Susie held a record for 35 Australian titles, 16 Commonwealth Games medals (11 gold), 18 long and short course World Championships medals and 8 Olympic medals in total.

Susie was unrivalled in her success, never coming home without a medal from any international competition, a stretch that lasted from 1990 to 2000.

As an 18-year-old, Susie won a bronze in the 200m butterfly at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, before rising to the top of the sport, winning the first of her two Olympic golds four years later in Atlanta.

At Commonwealth level, she was dominant. No other Australian won more medals in the pool, and Susie also holds the record for most medals won in a single Games with her eight, six of which are gold, at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

At her home Games at Sydney 2000, O’Neill won gold in the 200m freestyle and another three silver medals to equal the great Dawn Fraser’s Olympic medal tally of eight.

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Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, O’Neill retired from swimming and continued her career in the International Olympic Committee

In 2005, Susie resigned from the IOC to spend more time at home with her young family.

She then began her broadcasting career soon after, commentating at the 2006 Commonwealth Games for the ABC, and in 2016 she joined the Nova Brisbane Breakfast program, Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie.

Susie is Australia’s joint Deputy Chef de Mission for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics alongside fellow Olympians Evelyn Halls and Kim Brennan.

Always a champion of the people, O’Neill is revered not only by her feats in the pool, but also her charity work, humility and down-to-earth nature.

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Career Highlights

1992
Olympic Bronze Medal (200m Butterfly)
1995 - 1996
Australian Swimmer of The Year
1996
Olympic Gold Medal (200m Butterfly)
1996
Olympic Silver Medal (4 x 100m Medley Relay)
1996 - 1998
Australian Sport Awards Female Athlete of The Year
1996
Female Olympian of The Year
1999 - 2004
200m Butterfly SC World Record
2000
Olympic Gold Medel (200m Freestyle)
2000
Olympic Silver Medal (200m Butterfly)
2000
Olympic Silver Medal (4 x 100m Medley relay)
2000
Olympic Silver Medal (4 x 200m Freestyle relay)
2000 - 2002
200m Butterfly LC World Record
2006
International Swimming Hall of Fame ( ISHOF) Honouree
2018
Member of The Order of Australia
2018
Sport Australia Hall of Fame "Legend"

Testimonials

Susie O'Neill is welcomed into people's lives every day as an announcer on the number one rating Brisbane breakfast show on Nova 106.9. Susie may be a global sporting icon but its her real and raw take on the world that people connect with on Nova. Susie is funny, open and honest, with a smile that could light up a stadium. She's an enigma: self-deprecating, yet a powerhouse of motivation and determination... just try beating her in a quiz and you'll see Susie's legendary Olympic drive to win!

SAMANTHA ROSE SPENCE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, NOVA BRISBANE.

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1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)
1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)
1995 - 1996 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
1996 - 1998 AUSTRALIAN SPORT AWARDS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
1996 FEMALE OLYMPIAN OF THE YEAR
1999 - 2004 200M BUTTERFLY SC WORLD RECORD
2000 - 2002 200M BUTTERFLY LC WORLD RECORD
2006 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME (ISHOF) HONOUREE
2018 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME "LEGEND"
1996 GOLD MEDAL ATLANTA (200M BUTTERFLY)
2000 GOLD MEDAL SYDNEY (200M FREESTYLE)

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