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Meet The Team - David Davies

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Get to know double Olympic medallist David Davies. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare with him and much more.

Olympian medallist David Davies

D.O.B.

03.03.1985

Born

Cardiff

Height

6ft 2in

Training base

City of Cardiff

Coach

David Haller

Olympic History

2008: Silver in 10km, sixth in 1500m Free
2004: Bronze in 1500m Free

In Action

1500m Freestyle on 3 & 4 August

Did you know?

  • Dave is a big Cardiff City FC fan and when he's not training or watching the Bluebirds, he likes to take his labrador Paddy for a walk.
  • His silver medal in the 10km Marathon open water race at the Beijing Olympics was only the third 10km race of his career.
  • After his success in Beijing, Dave wrote an autobiography called 'In at the Deep End: From Barry to Beijing' which was released in 2009.

David's Career

David is one of the most decorated British male swimmers of the past decade, having won two individual Olympic and World Championship medals. After an encouraging Commonwealth debut for Wales in 2002, he made his Olympic debut as an 19-year old at Athens 2004 and won 1,500m Freestyle bronze in a European record 14:45.95. Davies won major championship medals in each of the next four seasons, lifting 1,500m Freestyle bronze at the 2005 World Championships, 1,500m Freestyle gold and 400m Freestyle bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games then another 1,500m Freestyle bronze at the 2007 Worlds. He travelled to Beijing in 2008 for his second Olympic Games and won silver in the 10km Marathon open water race. David qualified for his third Olympic Games with silver in the 1,500m Freestyle at the 2012 British Champs.

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