Giaan Rooney

Born Nov 15, 1982
Age 32
Hometown Queensland

Giaan Leigh Rooney OAM(born 15 November 1982) is a retired Australian swimmer. She won an Olympic gold medal and broke a world record at the Athens Olympics. Rooney is currently working as a presenter on Australian television.

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1982 Birth Born on November 15, 1982.


1998 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Rooney made her international swimming debut for Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, where she won a gold medal in the 100 m backstroke as a 15-year-old.
2000 17 Years Old At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Rooney won two silver medals as a part of the 4 x 200 m freestyle relay (with Kirsten Thomson, Susie O'Neill and Petria Thomas) and 4 x 100 m medley relay (swum in morning preliminary session).
2001 18 Years Old In 2001 Rooney claimed the world champion title in the 200 m freestyle, winning at the 2001 Fukuoka World Swimming Championships in Japan. … Read More


2004 21 Years Old In 2004 Rooney won a gold medal in world record time at the Athens Olympics in the Women's 4 x 100 metre Medley Relay. … Read More
2006 23 Years Old After the withdrawal of Grant Hackett from the 2006 Commonwealth Games due to injury, Rooney was appointed as the captain of the national swimming team. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old In 2010, Rooney was appointed as host of the Victorian edition of 'Postcards', a local travel series broadcast on the Nine Network replacing Suzie Wilks.
2011 28 Years Old In 2011, Channel Nine appointed Rooney as occasional host of their Sunday sports programme Nine's Wide World of Sports. … Read More
2012 29 Years Old …  Rooney is currently working as a presenter on Australian television, including Channel 9's coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games where she interviewed Australia's competitors pool-side after races along with Grant Hackett. … Read More
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