Michelle Smith

1969 - Today

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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 301,164 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Michelle Smith is the 171st most popular swimmer (down from 139th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 312th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Swimmer.

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  • 20

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  • 3.65

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Among swimmers, Michelle Smith ranks 171 out of 392Before her are Rebecca Soni, Cameron van der Burgh, Svetlana Romashina, Inge Dekker, Alex Baumann, and Daniela Hunger. After her are Jason Lezak, Massimiliano Rosolino, Maarten van der Weijden, Károly Güttler, Anastasia Davydova, and Park Tae-hwan.

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Among people born in 1969, Michelle Smith ranks 754Before her are Marco Villa, Mohamed Suleiman, Yuji Yokoyama, Adrian Goldsworthy, Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova, and Ronald Fuentes. After her are Judah Friedlander, Andrew Breitbart, Marcos Fernando Nang, Luis Musrri, Dale Davis, and Steve Backley.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Michelle Smith ranks 389 out of 460Before her are Jonas Armstrong (1981), Elaine Cassidy (1979), Kevin Moran (1956), Steve Staunton (1969), Anthony Stokes (1988), and Eve Hewson (1991). After her are Stephen Ward (1985), Lisa Hannigan (1981), Ian Harte (1977), Shane Long (1987), Charlie McCreevy (1949), and Danny O'Donoghue (1980).

Among SWIMMERS In Ireland

Among swimmers born in Ireland, Michelle Smith ranks 1