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Marianne Limpert







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Marianne Limpert



Fredericton’s Marianne Limpert will be remembered as one of Canada’s all-time great swimmers. Her career was marked by Olympic and World Championship glory, world-class results and the admiration of her peers. Marianne represented Canada in three consecutive Olympic Games, beginning in 1992. She recorded top eight finishes in nine events, including a silver medal in the 200-metre individual medley at the 1996 Atlanta Games. On the world stage, she also captured nineteen medals, including seven gold, during her 15-year career. She was chosen as Canada’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. Marianne’s leadership skills and character are legendary. She was named New Brunswick’s honorary captain of the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina and has an annual swim meet at University of New Brunswick named in her honour. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, May 31, 2008

Quick Facts

  • Won a total of 19 medals (seven gold, six silver, and six bronze) during her swimming career 

  • Participated in three consecutive Summer Olympic Games (1992, 1996; and 2000). 

  • Won Silver at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, U.S. in the 200-metre individual medley 

  • Her medals include two Gold medals at the Canada Summer Games in 1989; a Bronze medal in 1993 at the Pan Pacific Games; and a Silver medal in 1997, also at the Pan Pacific Games 

  • In 1998, Limpert was chosen to represent Canada as the national flag-bearer at the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia, where she went on to win gold 

  • She would return to the Commonwealth Games in 2002 to win bronze She competed in 7 FINA World Championships, winning gold in 1995, and a Silver and Bronze in 2000 

  • Won two Silver medals and a Bronze at the 1995 Pan American Games; two Gold and two Bronze at the 1999 Pan American Games 

  • Retired from competitive swimming with a first-place finish in the 200-metre individual medley at the Santa Clara International Swim Meet in 2004 

  • In 2005, she was an honorary team captain for Team New Brunswick at the Canada Summer Games 

  • Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2007

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