Meet The Team - Ellie Faulkner
Get to know Ellie Faulkner. Read her Tweets, view images, watch videos of her in action and being interviewed, check how her Olympic rivals compare with her and much more.
City of Sheffield
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on 1 August
800m Freestyle on 2 & 3 August
Did you know?
- Ellie started swimming when she was five and after collecting all her swimming badges and lifesaving awards, she was invited to join City of Sheffield Swim Squad when she was eight.
- Away from the pool, she likes to relax eating sushi and catching up on the latest soaps.
- Her prize possession is her Mulberry handbag and she has one leg longer than the other.
While London 2012 will be her first senior Games, Ellie already has an Olympic medal to her name, having won 400m Freestyle bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore two years ago. Specialising in the middle-distance freestyle events, she reached the 200m Free final at her only European Junior Championships in Prague in 2009. Ellie showed glimpses of her senior potential in 2011, finishing fourth in the 800m Free and scooping silver in the 1500m Free at the British Gas Swimming Championships. But after impressing with World Cup medals and a European final appearance in the 2011 winter short course season, she was one of the surprise packages of the 2012 British Champs, winning 400m Free bronze and qualifying Olympics spots for the individual 800m Freestyle and the 4x200m Freestyle Relay.