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Meagen Nay is a swimmer and Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2009 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with Duncan Armstrong OAM as her Mentor.

Meagen was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland in 1998 and specialises in Backstroke. She was born into a family of fine swimming pedigree, as her late father Robert Nay won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1972.

Meagen first emerged at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2004, when she won a gold and five silver medals. She would also claim 16 medals, including five gold, at the Australian Age Championships.

In 2006, Meagen won four gold medals and two silver at the Oceania Championships, and won two gold, a silver and a bronze at the 2007 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. 2008 proved to be another successful year, as Meagen finished 5th at the FINA World Short Course Championships and qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games, where she finished 7th in the final. During her Olympic campaign, Meagen lowered her own Australian and Commonwealth record in the 200m Backstroke.

Under the guidance of coach Michael Bohl in Brisbane, Meagen continued to earn selection in national teams for events such as the FINA World Championships in Backstroke and Freestyle.

Honours & Achievements

  • 2004: Australian Age Championships, 16 medals (x5 gold).
  • 2004: Commonwealth Youth Games, gold & x5 silver.
  • 2006: Oceania Championships, x4 gold & x2 silver.
  • 2007: Junior Pan Pacific Championships, x2 gold, silver and bronze.
  • 2008: Beijing Olympic Games, placed 7th.
  • 2009: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.

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