Michael Vincent Wenden, swimmer who represented Australia in the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics. In 1968 he won four medals: gold in both the 100- and 200-metre freestyle (setting world records in each) and a silver and a bronze in freestyle relays.(born 17 November 1949) is a champion
|Full name||Michael Vincent Wenden|
|Born||17 November 1949|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
Wenden was appointed an MBE in 1969 and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Australia Day Honours for "service to the Olympic movement as an administrator and competitor".
Wenden holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. His daughter Karen Baildon (née Wenden) competed in swimming at the Queensland state level and won the 1989 Miss Universe Miss Photogenic title. She is married to Olympic swimmer Andrew Baildon.
- Mike Wenden. Sports-Reference
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honourees, Michael Wenden (AUS). Retrieved 6 April 2015.
- "Wenden, Michael Vincent". honours.pmc.gov.au. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- "WENDEN, Michael Vincent". honours.pmc.gov.au. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- Miss Universe 1989 Archived 9 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. pageantopolis.com
| Men's 100 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)
19 October 1968 – 23 August 1970