Justin Lemberg

Justin William Lemberg (born 23 August 1966) was an Australian middle-distance swimmer of the 1980s, who won a bronze medal in the 400-metre freestyle, swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He was coached by the flamboyant Laurie Lawrence.

Justin Lemberg
Personal information
Full nameJustin William Lemberg
National teamAustralia
Born (1966-08-23) 23 August 1966
Brisbane, Queensland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
College teamUniversity of Alabama

Born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Lemberg put in the best performance of his life to improve his Australian record by more than two seconds to claim bronze, just 0.56 seconds behind the American duo of George DiCarlo and John Mykkanen. He also competed in the 200-metre and 1500-metre freestyle events, but was eliminated in the heats. He narrowly missed a second bronze, coming fourth as part of the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.

See also


  • Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books. p. 249. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.

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