Skip to main content
Menu

Michael Klim, 1999

Anderson & Low

gelatin silver photograph

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)

Accession number: 2000.9

Currently not on display

Copyright image request form
Request a digital copy of an image for publication

Artist and subject

Anderson & Low

Michael Klim (age 22 in 1999)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

Related portraits

1. Kyle Vander-Kuyp, 1998. All Anderson & Low.
© National Portrait Gallery 2019
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia


Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196
The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which the NPG stands.