Kenneth To Bio

Kenneth King Him To (7 July 1992 – 18 March 2019) was an Australian and Hong Kong swimmer who practised individual medley, freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke. He won 6 medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, was the male overall winner of the 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup and is a World Championships silver medallist. He was the holder of 16 Hong Kong national swimming records.

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Full name Kenneth King Him To
Nickname(s) Kenny
National team  Australia (2004-2016)
 Hong Kong (2017-2019)
Born 7 July 1992
Hong Kong
Died 18 March 2019 (aged 26)
Florida, United States
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual Medley, Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke
Club Trinity Grammar School
Coach Matthew Brown, Chen Qin

Kenneth To Biography

After moving to Australia from Hong Kong at the age of 2, To started swimming at the age of 5 at his local pool. He was originally scared of the water, but by age 12, had made rapid progress through his primary school swimming program. Growing up, To had a very successful junior career, winning medals at both the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney and the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune. In 2009, he came into the swimming spotlight when he broke Ian Thorpe’s decade-old Australian record in the 16 years 200m individual medley, swimming a time of 2:04.31.

Kenneth To Death

On 18 March 2019, To began to feel unwell in the locker room after a practice session in Florida, and was taken to hospital where he died. In a statement, HKSI described the 26-year-old as an exceptional person who was well-loved by his teammates and competitors and said his sudden passing is a huge loss to local sports. The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, expressed sadness over To’s death, saying he is the Hong Kong record holder of various swimming events, and won glory for the SAR in many international events.

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