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Glen Walshaw Zimbabwe Olympic swimmer

Glen Walshaw (born 25 July 1976) is a Zimbabwean former swimmer, who specialized in sprint and middle-distance freestyle events. He is a double medalist at the All-Africa Games (1999), and later represented Zimbabwe at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. For almost thirteen years, Walshaw currently holds a Zimbabwean record in the 200 m freestyle. While studying in the United States, he received two All-American honors in the freestyle relay as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide swimming and diving team.
At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa, Walshaw won a total of two medals: a silver medal in the 200 m freestyle (1:55.85) and bronze in the 400 m freestyle (4:09.65).
Walshaw competed in a freestyle double (both 100 and 200 m) at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He posted FINA B-standards of 52.08 (100 m freestyle) and 1:52.75 (200 m freestyle) from the U.S. National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the 200 m freestyle, Walshaw placed fortieth on the morning prelims. Swimming in heat four, he rounded out the field to last place in a new Zimbabewan record of 1:54.70. Two days later, in the 100 m freestyle, Walshaw challenged seven other swimmers in the same heat, including Fiji’s three-time Olympian Carl Probert. He raced to seventh place and fifty-second overall in 52.53, more than half a second off his entry time.

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