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Minna ATHERTON
Sport Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderWomen
Born17 May 2000 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.81 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Biomedical Science - Bond University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age 10.
Why this sport?
"My physical education teacher in primary school thought I'd be good at swimming, so I started training."
Club / Team
Moreton Bay: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
David Lush [club]
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends and her dog. (swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm. (gc2018.com, 01 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trust the process." (swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was presented with the Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement by a Student-Athlete award by UniSport Australia. (unisport.com.au, 14 May 2020)
Other sports
She has competed in open water swimming, including at the 2020 Queensland Championships in Australia. (swimswam.com, 17 Oct 2020; swimmingworldmagazine.com, 15 Oct 2020)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather competed in cycling for New Zealand. (results.gc2018.com, 01 Mar 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 28.32
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:08.26
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 58.85
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.42
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:03.98
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 56.74
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.34
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:36.40
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.79
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 57.99
11 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 2:05.74 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 27.14
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2021   Overall Ranking  
6 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 57.91
4 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 2:04.87
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.36
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 56.58
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:02.39
12 2018   Overall Ranking  
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 56.49
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:02.02
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.65
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 26.45
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 56.21
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 2:02.20
1 2018 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.69
4 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 26.32
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 56.04
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:02.88
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.74
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.25