Date of Birth: 20 July 1978         
Height: 173 cm         
Weight: 60 kg         
State: VIC         
Coach: Self        
Previous Coaches: Peter Fortune, Neville Sillitoe         
Scholarship: Victorian Institute of Sport         
Club: Sandringham         
Place of Birth / Residence: Melbourne/Melbourne         
Marital Status: Single         

Interesting Facts:  Tamsyn's nickname is "Whatty". She has impeccable pedigree with mother, Carolyn Wright, and father, Greg Lewis, both Australian athletic representatives. Carolyn won seven Australian high jump titles (including 17 medals) and competed at the 1962 Commonwealth Games and 1967 Pacific Conference Games. Greg won six national sprint titles (18 medals) and competed at Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pacific Conference Games and World Uni Games between 1967 and 1974.  The Lewis family have now won 18 individual national titles and 40 medals. Tamsyn's selection in the CG team for Manchester is also the 6th occassion a Lewis has competed in the CG. Tamsyn featured on an Ansett advertising campaign on television and billboards throughout Australia.    

Sporting Career:  Tamsyn was the youngest member of the Commonwealth Games team in 1994 at age 16. World junior finalist over 400m in 1994, Tamsyn has stepped up to 800m with outstanding results. She has her sights set on taking the Australian 800m record of Charlene Rendina set in 1976. Tamsyn is still very proficient over 400m and was part of the silver medal 4x400m team at the 1999 World Indoors. After a successful win at the 2000 Telstra Olympic Trials, Tamsyn was selected to represent Australia at her first Olympics in the 800m and 4x400m relay. At the Sydney Games Tamsyn placed fourth in her semi-final of the 800m and joined with Freeman, Gainsford-Taylor and Peris-Kneebone to finish fifth in the final of the 4x400m setting a new Australian record of 3:23.81. Tamsyn won her fourth consecutive Australian 800m title in March 2001. This was the 17th title and 39th open National medal won by the Lewis family. A sluggish preparation for the 2001 World Championships was turned around with a seasonal best of 2:00.86 in the heat in Edmonton, where she progressed to the semi final finishing 7th. After leaving the Peter Fortune coaching stable at the start of the 2001-02 season, Tamsyn went on to claim her 5th national title and to be selected in her third Commonwealth Games team. Ran well at the Commonwealth Games to place fifth in the 800m final and clock 1:59.73 - her fastest time for two years. Ran a good third leg, timed at 51.44, on the 4x100m relay team to help the team to a surprise gold. In April 2003, claimed her 6th consecutive 800m national title. Ran 1:59.35 on July 1 in Lausanne - her best time since the Sydney Olympics. At the World Championships Tamsyn placed 8th in her semi and her injury resulted in the withdrawal of the 4 by 400m relay (as of 11/11/03)