Kenrick Monk

Swimmer from Australia

Kenrick John Monk (born 1 January 1988 in Blacktown) is an Australian swimmer who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as well as at an international level through the World and Pan-Pacific Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Outside of the pool, Monk gained attention in 2011 after he falsely claimed to have been involved in a deliberate hit-and-run accident. Born in 1988 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Monk attended Quakers Hill High School. He started swimming at the age of four while in Blacktown, and at 14 he started training with coach Tony Shaw, who also trained Grant Brits. Monk competed in his first Commonwealth Games in 2006, after being asked to fill in for Ian Thorpe. He finished seventh in the 100m freestyle event, and ninth in the 200m. As a member of the Australian men's relay team, he won gold in the 4x100m medley (as a heat swimmer) and bronze in the 4x200m freestyle. Later that year he competed in the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, finishing sixth in the 200m freestyle, and taking the bronze medal in the 4x100m and 4x200m men's freestyle relay events. Monk came fourth in the 200m freestyle at his first World Aquatics Championship in 2007,  ( Wikipedia article )


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