Michelle Smith

1969 - Today

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith de Bruin (born 16 December 1969 in Rathcoole, County Dublin) is an Irish retired swimmer who achieved notable success in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, becoming Ireland's most successful Olympian to date, and whose career ended with a ban from the sporting authorities for tampering with a urine sample. She was a triple gold medallist at the Atlanta Games, for the 400 m individual medley, 400 m freestyle and 200 m individual medley, and also won the bronze medal for the 200 m butterfly event: these events were marked by allegations of doping. Michelle Smith, now more commonly referred to by her married name, Michelle de Bruin, is currently a practising barrister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelle Smith has received more than 288,373 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 134th most popular swimmer.

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  • 290k

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  • 30.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among swimmers, Michelle Smith ranks 139 out of 308Before her are Jason Lezak, Chad le Clos, Park Tae-hwan, Natalia Ishchenko, Thomas Lurz, and Britta Steffen. After her are Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Inge Dekker, Anders Holmertz, Le Jingyi, and Sándor Wladár.

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Among people born in 1969, Michelle Smith ranks 599Before her are Tetsuo Nakanishi, Masta Killa, Juan Manuel López, Javier Margas, Billy Gardell, and Jan Veenhof. After her are Road Dogg, Nuša Derenda, Artur Partyka, Beau Biden, Andrea Noè, and Rachel Shelley.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michelle Smith ranks 312 out of 366Before her are Brian McFadden (1980), Tommy Byrne (1958), Richard Dunne (1979), Shane Long (1987), Joe Kinnear (null), and Sarah Bolger (1991). After her are A. J. Buckley (1977), Elaine Cassidy (1979), Charlie McCreevy (1949), Steve Staunton (1969), Eve Hewson (1991), and Kevin Moran (1956).

Among SWIMMERS In Ireland

Among swimmers born in Ireland, Michelle Smith ranks 1

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