Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mike Brown: A Medal Hope for Canada?

I figure with Worlds coming up, I thought I would profile a few of Canada's athletes competing. Today, I'll feature Mike Brown.

Mike Brown (born May 5, 1984) started swimming at age seven. His best finish at a world championships was at the 2005 championships in Montreal, Canada when he finished 2nd in the 200 m breaststroke. Brown won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, beating his opponent by 0.01 s. He was born in Perth, Ontario.
Brown competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke. He finished 20th in the 100m heats with a time of 1:00.98 and 4th in the 200m final with a Canadian Record 2:08.84.

After retiring in 2009, Mike returned to action last August. The video below (courtesy of The Morning Swim Show) answers some of the questions surrounding Brown's focus and goals while returning to swimming.

UPDATE: The countdown begins...