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Nickname(s)  Biggles
Height  1.78 m
Name  Kingsley Bugarin

Sport  Swimming
Nationality  Australia
Weight  73 kg
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Full name  Kingsley Haldane Bugarin
Born  3 August 1968 (age 47) (1968-08-03) Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Strokes  Breaststroke, Individual Medley, Freestyle, Butterfly
Club  Swan Hills swimming club

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Kingsley Haldane Bugarin, OAM (born 3 August 1968) is an Australian Paralympic and vision impaired swimmer. He was born in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. He attended La Salle College, Perth. Bugarin married Yanti Ardie during the SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia in Busselton in December 2014.

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He competed in five consecutive Summer Paralympics from 1984 to 2000, winning a total of five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals. He held the Australian record for the highest Paralympic medal count until it was surpassed in 2012 by Matthew Cowdrey.

Swimming

Bugarin's overall international medal tally shows a total of 32 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 13 bronze medals. Over the duration of his career, Bugarin has won a total of 155 medals in competitions ranging from National Championships to Paralympic Games.

Bugarin currently still holds the world record for the 200m breaststroke in class S12 with a time of 2:35:21 which he obtained on 23 August 1996 at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.

Bugarin is officially retired from high level competition but still trains and competes in open water swimming events.

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder from 1997 to 1999 in swimming.

Achievements

In 2000, he received an Australian Sports Medal.

In 2008 he was inducted into the Western Australian swimming association hall of fame.

References

Kingsley Bugarin Wikipedia


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