INDUSTRY NEWS: Coventry Signs Contract with Speedo -- August 4, 2005
RESEDA, Calif., USA, August 4. COMING off a four-medal performance at last week’s FINA World Championships, Kirsty Coventry has signed a four-year deal with Speedo. The three-time Olympic medalist from Zimbabwe joins a long list of elite swimmers in the Speedo stable, including Michael Phelps. Coventry is represented by Octagon.
After winning three Olympic medals in Athens, including gold in the 200 backstroke, Coventry won the 100 and 200 back disciplines at the 11th edition of the World Champs and earned silver medals in the 200 and 400 individual medley events. She recently concluded a sterling collegiate career at Auburn University, where she trained under Dave Marsh.
"I'm thrilled to sign this deal with Speedo,” Coventry said. “I have always worn Speedo swimsuits and it is great to be part of their team of athletes from all over the world. I've had a great meet following on from Athens last year and I am very excited about the future."