Kotuku Ngawati

Kotuku Ngawati

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 02:11 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 4

2:13.05 (6th)


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Athlete Biography

Kotuku Ngawati’s Olympic dream will be realised in Rio after she secured a spot in the 200m individual medley. Ngawati set a personal best time of 2:11.03 when she finished second behind Alicia Coutts at the Rio Selection Trials.

Ngawati won silver at the 2010 World Short Course Championships in the 100m individual medley. Her 59.18 time saw her become the third fastest Australian woman ever in the event.

Looking to make her first Games team in 2012, Ngawati just missed out on the 2012 Team.

She made her debut Commonwealth Games appearance in 2014 when she competed in the 200 individual medley however her swim of 2:17.04 did not see her progress from the heats to the finals.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (200m IM) - 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 4th (200m IM) - 2016 NSW State Open Championships (Homebush, Australia)
  • 3rd (200m IM) - 2016 Victorian Open Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 12th (200 IM) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Great Britain)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver in the 100 IM at the 2010 World Short Course Championships in Duabi

Education

  • Primary
    Trinity Anglican School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Korowa Anglican Girls School (VIC, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Ian Pope (2009 - current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Anything as long as it tastes good
Favourite holiday destination
I'd love to go to Hawaii
Favourite music
Anything on the top charts
Dream car
A good looking convertible
Personal Motto
Focus on the process, not the outcome
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
Food
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Diving