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Melanie Wright (Schlanger)



31/08/86 Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia


Gold Coast, QLD





Mel, Schlangs

What is something interesting about yourself?

I only started swimming at the age of 14

What are your hobbies outside of Swimming?

Science and Computers

What's your specialty in the Kitchen?

I’m rubbish in the kitchen! I’m lucky my husband can cook!

Describe your ideal day off

Cafe for breakfast, relaxing at home and an afternoon stroll on the beach with the dogs

What do you want to do after Swimming?


Career Highlights

Setting a new world record in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Winning the gold against the odds in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay at the 2007 World Championships.

Winning a bronze medal for Australia in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Won gold as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay and silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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