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Meet The Team - Georgia Davies

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Get to know Welsh record holder Georgia Davies. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Georgia in numbers and see how her Olympic rivals compare, and much more.

100m Backstroke swimmer Georgia Davies

D.O.B.

11.10.1990

Born

Swansea

Height

5ft 9in

Training base

British Gas ITC Swansea

Coach

Bud McAllister

Olympic History

Debut

In Action

100m Backstroke on 29 & 30 July

Did you know?

  • Georgia is currently completing a law degree at Swansea University but has deferred her studies to focus on the London 2012 Oympic Games.
  • She is one of three Welsh speakers on the GB team, the others being David Davies and Ieuan Lloyd.
  • Before focusing solely on swimming, she played county level netball and was a national gymnastics champion.

Georgia's Career

Georgia is one of only three British women to have ducked under the minute mark over long course 100m Backstroke. She made her first international teams swimming under Kevin Clarke at Swim Swansea in 2006, winning 100m Backstroke bronze at the European Junior Championships in Mallorca then reaching the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke finals at the World Youth Championships in Rio. Georgia made her senior breakthrough in 2010, winning 50m Backstroke bronze for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. A Welsh record 59.60 split in the opening 100m of the 200m Backstroke at the 2011 ASA Nationals convinced selectors to take her to her first World Championships in Shanghai last year where she clocked 59.95 on the opening leg in the 4x100m Medley Relay final. A first European Short Course medal in the shape of 50m Backstroke silver followed at the end of 2011 before a gutsy swim in the 100m Backstroke final at the Olympic Trials saw Georgia claim silver and a debut Olympic spot.

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