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Mitsubishi Helps Kenrick Monk Make a Splash in Beijing - (Australia)
August 1st, 2008
Kenrick Monk is an imposing poolside competitor with plenty of power pushing him toward Olympic glory. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is now offering Kenrick a different kind of power to drive him to gold with an individual sponsorship agreement.
Following their announcement of a corporate partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee, MMAL is now going one step further by supporting seven promising young athletes in their quest for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Kenrick Monk is among this group of premium sportspeople.
President and chief executive officer of MMAL, Robert McEniry wishes Kenrick the best for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
“It is a great thing for Mitsubishi to be able to contribute to the Australian Olympic team as they go for gold. We will be supporting them and Kenrick all the way,” McEniry said.
A rising star in the Australian swim team, Kenrick made his debut at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where he won bronze in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay and replaced Ian Thorpe in the individual 100 and 200 metres freestyle.
At the 2007 World Championships, Kenrick was a member of the silver medallist 4x200 metres freestyle relay team, and also placed fourth in the 200 metres freestyle.
Kenrick’s dream to become an Olympic swimmer began at age 12 when he was captivated by Australia’s famous relay victory at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Watching this triumph, Kenrick knew he wanted to be part of it.
“When the guys in the men’s 4x100 metres beat the Americans against the odds, I was really inspired. Just seeing the happiness on their faces was fantastic and it made me want to strive even harder to get where they were,” Kenrick said.
Kenrick will be aiming for a medal in the 100 metres and 200 metres freestyle at Beijing, and is set to be a key member of the 4x100 metres and the 4x200 metres freestyle relays. To help him get on track for what promises to be a great Games for Kenrick, MMAL have provided him with a brand new Mitsubishi Lancer VRX in the lead up to Beijing.
Driven by the all new 2.0 litre MIVEC engine, the Mitsubishi Lancer VRX generates 113 kW and 198Nm of torque to match the power that Kenrick brings to the pool.