Kirsty Kettles (nee Balfour)

Date Of Birth: 21 February 1984
Place Of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland

Discipline: Swimming (breaststroke)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2014

In 2002, KIRSTY KETTLES was selected for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester where she finished 7th in the 100m Breaststroke.  Various GB representations followed but the real breakthrough was in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne when she pushed Leisel Jones in the 200m Breaststroke to take the Silver Medal and improved her PB by around 4 seconds.   Kirsty’s time of 2.24.04 still stands on the British and Scottish Record Books. Later in 2006 Kirsty was crowned  200m Breaststroke European Champion in Budapest  and  took a further Gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100m Medley relay, adding a silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke. In 2007 at the World Championships Kirsty was again chasing Leisel Jones and had to settle for a tied Silver medal. Kirsty retired from the sport in 2008 after the Olympics. 

Achievements

World Championships, Melbourne
2007200m BreaststrokeSilver
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006200m BreaststrokeSilver
European Championships, Budapest
2006200m BreaststrokeGold
20064x100 MedleyGold
2006100m BreaststrokeSilver