Leisel’s professional swimming career includes 14 individual world records, 9 Olympic medals - 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze, 7 World Championships titles, 10 Commonwealth Games Gold medals and 23 National titles.
Her professional swimming career began at the age of 15 where she was the youngest member of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Swimming Team. Winning 2 silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and 4x100m Medley Relay making her one of the youngest Olympic medalists in Australia’s history.
By the age of 18, Leisel was competing in her 2nd Olympic Games in Athens where she brought home a gold in world record time in the 4x100m medley relay, silver in the 200m breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
After facing many adversities and setbacks in her career, Leisel fulfilled her dream of winning individual Olympic gold in Beijing 2008. She came away from her very successful meet with a gold in her pet event the 100m breaststroke, gold in the 4x100m medley relay and silver in the 200m breaststroke.
Leisel completed her illustrious career at her 4th Olympic Games in London 2012. Her final Olympics was not without its unique challenges including media controversy, overcoming bullying and team dissention. However, Leisel finished her career on a high by winning a silver medal in an event which she holds close to her heart, the 4x100m medley relay.