C. Campbell, OAM (born 20 May 1992) is an Australian swimmer who was born in Malawi. C. Campbell holds many world records and has won multiple Olympic medals, including two bronze in 2008, one gold in 2012, two gold and one silver in 2016, and one gold in 2020.
Both the long course 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (with Team Australia) and the short course 100 m freestyle are world records she holds.
C. Campbell and basketball player Patty Mills carried the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020: American Twitter Users Claim C. Campbell ‘Cheated’ in Gold-Medal Relay Race
The women’s 4×100 medley relay gold medal was Australia’s last triumphant swim at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Australia’s historic Olympic pool haul was commemorated as swimmers Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon, and C. Campbell accepted their medals on the podium.
Still, not everyone was on cloud nine; several Americans on Twitter claimed that Australia had “cheated” the US out of a gold medal.
It came down to how quickly C. Campbellcould get out of the blocks. McKeon was finishing up the butterfly leg of the relay.
Very quickly, but within the rules, C. Campbell reacted from the block to finish the final freestyle leg in 0.04 seconds.
American competitor Abbey Weitzeil, who competed against C. Campbell, started from a standstill in 0.38 seconds.
Tokyo Medallist C. Campbell Opens up on Her Olympic Swimming Future
C. Campbell won three medals at the Tokyo Olympics (two golds in the 100-meter and medley relays and a bronze in the 100-meter freestyle).
But she is not sure if she will participate in the upcoming games in Paris.
Australia’s flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony called into The Morning Show from her home in Brisbane to say she hasn’t decided if she’ll compete in her fifth Olympics.
I’m treating it like a self-funded lengthy service leave. When you’ve been doing a job you love for a long time, you’ve earned the right to some time off.
At the time, I’m thinking something like, “But, you kind of think that you want to get back to it, but you just need a little bit of a break.
She stated, “I have had such a beautiful experience in the sport, and I think I would like to go back to it, but in order to do that.
I need to make sure that I’m taking a little bit of a break, so, no decisions yet, and I’m having fun just being ‘funemployed’ at the moment.”
C. Campbell is the oldest of five kids born to Eric, an accountant, and Jenny, a nurse, in South Africa.
C. Campbell younger sisters and brother are named Bronte, Jessica, Hamish, and Abigail. Hamish, her brother, has severe cerebral palsy and needs constant attention.