Libby Trickett, formerly known as Libby Lenton, born on January 28, 1985 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, is a prominent swimmer. She is married to Luke Trickett, a swimmer and lives in Brisbane. An avid swimmer from the age of four, she represents Australia in freestyle and butterfly categories in many major tournaments. Coached by Stephan Widmer at the Fortitude Valley Pool in Brisbane, Libby Trickett made her debut at the 10th Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Aquatics Championship 2003 held in Barcelona, Spain where she won bronze medals in 50 m freestyle and 4 x 100 m freestyle relay events.
Libby Trickett left a lasting impact at the highly coveted Olympics at Athens in 2004, where she won a gold in the 4 x 100 m freestyle relay and bronze in 50 m freestyle. In the same year she participated in the 7th FINA Short Course World Championship held at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. For her excellent performance, Libby Trickett won gold in the 100 m freestyle and 4 x 100 m medley relay, two silvers in the 50 m freestyle and 4 x 200 m freestyle relay, and two bronze in 50 m freestyle and 4 x 100 m freestyle events.
The year 2005 was a remarkable one for Libby Trickett, as she went on to win three gold medals in the 50 m freestyle, 4 x 100 m relay and 4 x 100 m medley relay and 2 silver medals in 100m butterfly and 4 x 100 m freestyle relay at the FINA World Aquatics Championships held in Montreal, Canada.
Libby Trickett made a mark at the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia by winning five gold medals in the 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 4 x 100 m freestyle relay, 4 x 200 m freestyle relay, and 4 x 100 m medley events. She also took home two silver medals in 200 m butterfly and 100 m freestyle. At the 8th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) held in Shanghai, China, Libby Trickett was the title winner of 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle , 100 m butterfly , 4 x 200 m freestyle relay ,and 4 x 100 m medley relay events.
The 2007 World Aquatics Championship saw a riveting performance by Libby Trickett as she walked away with five gold medals in 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 4 x 100 m freestyle relay and 4 x 100 m medley relay respectively.
Known as Australia’s Golden Girl, Libby Trickett has already left a mark at the Beijing Olympics; winning two golds in 100 m butterfly and 4 x 100 m medley relay and silver in 100 m freestyle on August 11, 2008. Confessing her love for the sport, Libby Trickett, who now trains alongside World Champion Leisel Jones, was quoted saying, “I swim for the race. I swim because I love to race fast.”