FLICKINGER Hali

7 Jul 1994
27
Female
YORK, PA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SWM Swimming Women's 200m Butterfly 3 Bronze Medal
Women's 400m Individual Medley 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation200Fly
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA7th (2:07.71)

World Championships
YearLocation200Fly4x200Free
2019Gwangju, KOR2nd (2:06.95)-
2017Budapest, HUNSF (2:07.89)1st

Pan Pacific Championships
YearLocation200Back200Fly
2018Tokyo, JPNFinal B (2:09.22)1st (2:07.35)

Champions Swim Series overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2019
Year400Free200Fly200IndMed
20191 x 3rd1 x 1st1 x 4th

Champions Swim Series - Ten best performances since 2019
RankYearEventLocationResult
12019200m ButterflyIndianapolis, IN, USA2:06.40
32019400m FreestyleIndianapolis, IN, USA4:09.72
42019200m Individual MedleyIndianapolis, IN, USA2:13.31


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Athlete
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Finance - University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
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Husband Martin Grodzki
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English
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Greg Meehan [national], USA; Bob Bowman, USA
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Her husband Martin Grodzki represented Germany in swimming at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, and also swam for the University of Georgia in the United States of America. (usaswimming.org, 22 Mar 2016; azcentral.com, 25 May 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 05 May 2021)
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2011 for United States of America (swimswam.com, 01 Jul 2016)
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In August 2018 she had her tonsils removed and missed two months of training. She also had attacks of glandular fever [mononucleosis] in the preceding three years. (teamusa.org, 26 Jul 2018)
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She took up the sport at age seven competing for the Spring Grove Swim Club in Pennsylvania, United States of America. (yorkdispatch.com, 02 Aug 2016)
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Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 13 Jul 2019)
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US swimmer Cammile Adams. (yorkdispatch.com, 02 Aug 2016)
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"I do everything the best I can. I try to work hard in everything I do and that really helped me become as versatile as I am. I don't look at a fly set different than a backstroke set. I don't really like swimming IM [individual medley], but I will give the same effort in an IM set. It helps with versatility and helps with my main stroke as well because I am giving an honest effort, even if I don't want to. I take a lot of pride in that." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 21 Jan 2021)
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While competing for the University of Georgia in the United States of America, she received the university's 2014/15 Scholar-Athlete Award for swimming and diving. (georgiadogs.com, 2016)

General Interest

General
MOVE TO ARIZONA
In 2019 she began training with coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State University in the United States of America. She had previously been based at the Athens Bulldog Swim Club since graduating from the University of Georgia in 2016. "I am very excited and happy for this new chapter. I am already in love with my new home. Bob has already been able to work with me in ways I haven't had since age-group swimming when it comes to the dynamics of my stroke. You grow up and have this set habit of how you work your stroke. And even though I'm 25 [speaking in 2020], Bob was able to look at it and see exactly what needed to change. Bob sees things that I don't necessarily see. I am really hard on myself, but he is able to take all of the positives and put me back to reality when I need it." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 07 Nov 2019, 21 Jan 2021; azcentral.com, 25 May 2020)

MENTAL HEALTH
In 2019 she said she had battled mental health issues throughout her competitive career, particularly related to a lack of confidence, and has worked with psychologists. "It was kind of hard for me to admit it at first. Luckily, nowadays more and more people are coming out and talking about needing to [get help]. It was a changing point for me. It [getting treatment] showed me that your mental health is way more important than your physical abilities. My physical abilities are there. I've put in the work, but I was lacking confidence. I had this new-found appreciation for what I was doing." (yorkdispatch.com, 12 Jun 2019)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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