Daniel Stevem Kowalski

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Daniel Stevem Kowalski

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Singapore
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About Daniel Stevem Kowalski

Daniel Steven Kowalski (born 2 July 1975 in Singapore) is a former Australian middle- and long-distance swimmer specialising in freestyle events. He competed in the Olympic Games in 200 m, 400 m and 1,500 m individual freestyle events and in the 4x200 m freestyle relay. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, he was the first man in 92 years to earn medals in all of the 200 m, 400 m and 1500 m freestyle events. Kowalski was however perhaps best known for being perpetual "bridesmaid" to fellow Australians Kieren Perkins and Grant Hackett, who were respectively the world's best 1500 m freestyle competitors during the earlier and later parts of Kowalski's career. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

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Daniel Stevem Kowalski's Timeline

July 2, 1975
January 8, 1998
- January 17, 1998
Age 22
Perth, WA, Australia
September 11, 1998
- September 21, 1998
Age 23
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 1998 XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 21 September 1998. The 1998 games were the first held in an Asian country and the last Commonwealth Games of the 20th century. This was also the first time the games took place in a country with a head of state other than the Head of the Commonwealth. A record 69 nations (34 of which collected medals) competed, with 3,638 athletes participating. For the first time ever, the games included team sports.

The other bid from the 1998 games came from Adelaide in Australia.