Giaan Rooney

Australian Swimmer + Olympic Gold Medallist

Giaan Leigh Rooney OAM is a retired Australian swimmer. As part of the Women's 4 x 100 metre Medley Relay team 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, 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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1983 Birth Born on November 15, 1983.


1998 14 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 16 Years Old At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Rooney won two silver medals as a part of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay (with Kirsten Thomson, Susie O'Neill and Petria Thomas) and 4×100-metre medley relay (swum in morning preliminary session).
2001 17 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
2002 18 Years Old Rooney competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, winning silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay (with Elka Graham, Rebecca Creedy and Petria Thomas) and bronze in the 100-metre backstroke.


2004 20 Years Old In 2004 Rooney won a gold medal in world record time at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the women's 4×100-metre Medley Relay. … Read More
2006 22 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 26 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. … Read More
2012 28 Years Old In December 2012, Rooney joined the Seven Network as a fill weather presenter on Seven News Melbourne while David Brown was on holidays. … Read More


2014 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, Rooney went on maternity leave, and was replaced by Jo Silvagni. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old In February 2015, Rooney resigned as weekend weather presenter on Seven News Melbourne. … Read More
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