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Michael Klim

1999
Anderson & Low

gelatin silver photograph on paper (40.5 cm x 50.8 cm)

Michael Klim rose to superstar status in Australian swimming in 1998 by winning seven medals in seven events at the World Swimming Championships. In the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur that year, he again won seven medals including four gold. At the Sydney 2000 Olympics he won gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay and the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, and silver in the 200m butterfly and the 4 x 100m medley relay. He is ranked in the top three swimmers in the world over 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly.

This photograph, at the AIS in Canberra, was taken as part of an advertising campaign for Speedo.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000 with the assistance of staff of Old Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery, in memory of Matthew Guy Hinder (1967-1999)
© Anderson & Low

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Artist and subject

Anderson & Low

Michael Klim (age 22 in 1999)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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