Bobbi's first major international competition was the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships. The following year she claimed a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Her first senior international event was the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan where she set a PB in the 200m backstroke in 2:13.45. She also competed in the 50m and 100m backstroke.

Returning to the FINA World Junior Championships in 2015, Bobbi claimed bronze in the 100m backstroke and set a NZ Age Group (15 years) record in 1:00.42.

Bobbi won gold in the 100m & 200m backstroke at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

In 2017 she won the national titles in the 100m and 200m backstroke and was second in the 50m backstroke, qualifying for the 17th FINA World Championships as part of the women's 4x100m medley relay.

At the 2017 FINA World Championships, Gichard was selected as a medley relay swimmer for the championships and competed in the 100m and 200m backstroke.


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Bobbi's Games History

  • Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018

    • Swimming (50m Backstroke - Women)
      Semi Final 1 28:56
      Heat 28:81
      Placed 10 of 30
    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Semi Final 1:01:75
      Heat 1:01:33
      Placed 12 of 27
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Heat 2:17:88
      Placed 13 of 17
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women)
      Final 4:07.47
      Placed 6 of 8
  • Commonwealth Youth Games Samoa 2015

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women) 1
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women) 1
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women) Placed 4 of 5
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women) Placed 4 of 4
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women) Placed 4 of 5
    • Swimming (50m Backstroke - Women) 2
  • Olympic Summer Youth Games Nanjing 2014

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Final 1:01.25
      Semifinal 2 1:01.70
      Semifinal 1
      Heats 1:02.39
      3
    • Swimming (100m Butterfly - Women)
      Semifinal 2
      Semifinal 1
      Heats 1:06.65
      Placed 29 of 30
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Final
      Heats 2:18.00
      Placed 17 of 30
    • Swimming (50m Backstroke - Women)
      Final 29.02
      Semifinal 1 29.09
      Heats 29.50
      Placed 6 of 40
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Mixed )
      Final 3:54.38
      Placed 18 of 19
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Mixed )
      Heats 4:03.52
      Placed 15 of 20