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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 October 1990
175 cm
Antalya, TUR
English, Welsh
Higher education
Law - Nottingham Trent University: England

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
"I went with my best friend to our local club. I never really looked back. Being in the water feels completely natural to me, I can't imagine life without swimming."
Club / Team
Loughborough University [ENG] / Energy Standard [TUR]:
Name of coach
James Gibson [energy]; Bill Furniss [national]
Training Regime
She swims for 10 sessions and covers 40km a week. In addition she does two to three weight sessions, a core session and a Pilates session a week.

International Debut

Competing for
Great Britain
European Short Course Championships
Debrecen, HUN

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (, 22 May 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before she gets into the water, she jumps into the pool from the left hand side of the starting block. (, 14 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try to believe that you are just as good as anyone else. It doesn't matter if you are from a small club or country, you can still be the best, so be confident." (, 15 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2006 Welsh Junior Swimmer of the Year. (, 25 Jan 2008)
Other sports
She formerly competed in gymnastics and was once a Welsh national novice bars champion. (, 15 Sep 2010)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 05 Aug 2018)
Other information
She was unsure of her career plans after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but decided to continue competing. "It wasn't always the intention to carry on but I didn't want to go into the Olympic Games thinking this would be my last ever swim. That would have added extra pressure. When I went to Rio and swam a personal best time, I couldn't leave the sport when I love what I do and am still improving." (, 17 Apr 2017)

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