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Kieren Perkins is Australian swimmer He had entered the Olympic Games and won gold medals in Atlanta and Barcelona for over fifteen metres In a country where sport us part of the culture Kieren Perkins success earns him a place along the heroes like Dawn Fraser and Sir Donald Bradman He has quoted You have to have goals and you have things you want to achieve But now his success today is a far distance from the day he took part of sport Background Kieren Perkins was born in Brisbane in 1973 Kieren and his brother are both athletic stars Their parents have encouraged them to participate in sport He had said Dad had a policy We had to do a sport my brother and I it didnt matter what it was but we had to do a sport and they would support is in that After he tried soccer football and swimming Kieren decided that the water suited him best But swimming became more than just a part-time when at the age of nine he fell through a plate door and severed his calf-muscle He didnt know at that time but that accident was a big affect on the rest of his life All the doctors he had seen suggested swimming as a way of strengthening his leg At a local pool Kieren met a swimming coach named John Carew who would have a big influence on his swimming success The coach had a speech the main role of a coach is firstly to teach the kids how to swim properly then secondly to train them and make sure that they do the work and that they train hard Even in the early stages of Kierens career Kieren had het skill to improve Kieren had another speech When I was young my main motivating thing was I had to improve I had to do my personal best timeKwhen I
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