Queensland Sport Hall of Fame

Mr Duncan Armstrong OAM

Raised in the Central Queensland town of Rockhampton, Armstrong rose to national and international fame at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 when he broke the world record to win the Gold medal in the 200 metres freestyle.

He formed a winning relationship with coach Laurie Lawrence which spanned 10 years, making his debut at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, where he won gold in the 400-metre freestyle and the 4200-metre freestyle relay.

He collected Gold at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific championships and numerous national and international competitions. During his stellar career Duncan also won a host of honours out of the water, including Young Australian of the Year and an Order of Australia medal. After representing Australia at two Olympic Games, Duncan retired from the pool in 1993 to pursue a career in media and corporate coaching.

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