Olympian Andrew Lauterstein Makes Appearance At Vic Open


  • Saturday, February 20th & Sunday, February 21st
  • Melbourne Sports Centre Outdoor Pool (MSAC), Queensland, Australia
  • Timed Finals
  • LCM (50m)
  • SwimSwam Preview
  • Entry Lists
  • Day 1 Recap
  • Results: Meet Mobile

The 2021 Victorian Open kicked wrapped up today at the Melbourne Sports Centre Outdoor Pool, with this year’s edition of the annual event changed up due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the meet being condensed down to just 2 days, the races were contested as timed finals.

Making an appearance at this 2021 Victorian Open was 33-year-old Olympic medalist Andrew Lauterstein.

The elite swimmer-turned-DJ raced the men’s 50m freestyle on day 2 of competition, where he topped the podium in a time of 22.77 representing Bayside Swimming Club.

Lauterstein earned 400m medley silver and 400m freestyle relay bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games. There in Beijing, Lauterstein also grabbed individual bronze in the men’s 100m fly behind the famously-analyzed duo of Michael Phelps (USA) and Milorad Cavic (SRB), who were separated by the slimmest of margins.

2016 Olympian Mack Horton topped the men’s 1500m free podium here, producing a time of 15:47.03, while Daniel Cave grabbed gold in the 200m breast in 2:15.88.

17-year-old Tara Kinder doubled up on top results in the 50m breast and 200m IM, taking the former in 31.92 and the latter in 2:16.31 for Melbourne Vicentre.

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Old Man Chalmers
1 month ago

an often overlooked medalist in the mens 100 fly in beijing, whose result, like phelps’, was decided by 0.01

Last edited 1 month ago by Old Man Chalmers
Honest Observer
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 month ago

Sorta like Peter Norman, another overlooked Australian bronze medalist. (Norman got third in the 200 meter dash at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, behind Tommie Smith and John Carlos.)

Reply to  Honest Observer
1 month ago

Brilliant, because…..
Everybody remembers this one

Corn Pop
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
1 month ago

1968 BLM outdone by 1972 PLO.

Reply to  Honest Observer
1 month ago

Peter Norman won the silver medal.

Reply to  JLW
1 month ago

Yes Peter Norman got the silver that day not bronze. Considering he has achieved the greatest performance by an Australian sprinter in athletes, he is sort of forgotten in Australian sport because he supported Smith & Carlos.

Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

Male sprinter (unless you forget Jackson, Cuthbert and Boyle)!

Reply to  Torchbearer
1 month ago

Shirley Strickland was also a great sprinter

Reply to  Honest Observer
1 month ago

Actually Norman was second in 20.06secs,the Australian record still stands today!

Ward Murphy
Reply to  Honest Observer
1 month ago

I think you’ll find Norman was the silver medallist.

1 month ago

so is this a comeback by Lauterstein? Anyone know anything offical ?

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