Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: May 9, 1980 in Southport, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: Miami Swimming Club/Gold Coast Canoe/Melbourne Vicentre
Country: AUS Australia
Medals: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)
Grant Hackett succeeded his comrade, Kieren Perkins, as the top separation swimmer on the planet, and his in general record matches that of Perkins and Vladimir Salnikov as the best separation freestyler ever. Hackett has been undefeated taking care of business separation, 1,500 metres, between 1997 and 2006, winning the Olympic gold decoration in that occasion in both 2000 and 2004.
Hackett was conceived at Southport on the Gold Coast of Queensland. The child of a policeman and more youthful sibling of an Ironman champion, he initially accomplished conspicuousness on presentation at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, where he first won the 1500 meters.
Hackett neglected to fit the bill for the 10,000m; he succeeded in different occasions. He swam the 400m and 1500m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle hand-off. In the 1500m he completed second, winning the silver decoration behind Tunisian Oussama Mellouli.
Hackett wedded Australian vocalist Candice Alley. In March 2009, Hackett published that his wife was wanting twins and in September she conceived Jagger Emilio and Charlize Alley.