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Meet The Team - Chris Walker-Hebborn

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Get to know World Championship finalist Chris Walker-Hebborn. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare and much more.

Chris Walker-Hebborn




Bury St Edmunds


6ft 0in

Training base

British Gas ITC Bath


Dave McNulty

Olympic History


In Action

100m Backstroke on 29 & 30 July
200m Backstroke on 1 & 2 August

Did you know?

  • Before making his mark at the 2008 European Junior Championships, Chris trained and studied at the British Swimming off-shore centre at the Southport School in Australia.
  • Away from swimming, Chris is a big fan of boxing, American Football (he supports New York Giants) and football (he supports Arsenal).
  • Chris briefly quit swimming when he was 13 but after three months, found he missed the competitive side of the sport too much and returned to the pool.

Chris' Career

Chris was the star of the 2008 European Junior Championships in Belgrade, returning with four golds including a 100m and 200m Backstroke double. The following season he won his first British Champs title over 200m Backstroke, qualifying for the World Championships in Rome where he reached the final and finished ninth. He narrowly missed out on a debut senior major medal at the 2010 Commonwealth games, finishing fourth, before qualifying for his second World Championships last season. He secured his London 2012 spot with 200m Backstroke gold at the British Gas ASA National Championships in June.

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