Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Erika Fairweather (Swimming)

  • 01/01/2022

Erika Fairweather

Age: 18

Born: December 31, 2003 at Dunedin

Height: 1.73m

Events: 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle

Personal bests: 400m freestyle 4m 02.28s, 200m freestyle 1m 57.26s, 100m freestyle 55.49s

Coach: Lars Humer

Teenager Fairweather stunned the world at the Tokyo Olympics, when she shattered the national 400m freestyle record held by Lauren Boyle to qualify for the final.

Previously, the Dunedin teen was better known over 200 metres, where she was world junior champion in 2019, finishing fourth at the longer event.

Her Tokyo performance saw her named Halberg Awards Emerging Talent and she followed up her Olympic performance with sixth over 400 metres at last month's world championships.