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Meet The Team - Grant Turner

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Get to know British sprint freestyler and TeamGB swimmer Grant Turner. 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.

Grant Turner

D.O.B.

11.03.1989

Born

Swindon

Height

6ft 4in

Training base

British Gas ITC
Loughborough

Coach

Ben Titley

Olympic History

Debut

In Action

100m Freestyle on 31 July & 1 August

Did you know?

  • Grant, along with Olympic teammates James Goddard and Ross Davenport, stripped off for a naked centrefold in the June 2012 edition of Cosmopolitan magazine to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
  • Away from swimming, he likes watching football, basketball or boxing and his favourite way to relax is with 18 holes of golf.
  • He lives with girlfriend and fellow Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson and the pair have a dog called Reggie.

Grant's Career

After winning 4x100m Freestyle silver at the 2007 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Grant travelled to his first senior Championships in 2008, helping the 4x100m Freestyle quartet to seventh at the Europeans in Eindhoven. His first British Championship medals arrived in 2010 as he won 50m Freestyle bronze and 100m Freestyle silver, booking his place on the senior teams for the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. His best performances came for England at the Commonwealths in Delhi where he won a second international 4x100m Freestyle medal (silver again) as well as finishing ninth in the 50m and 100m Freestyle. He competed at his first World Championships in 2011 before booking a spot on his debut Olympic team at the 2012 British Gas ASA National Championships after a 49.01 second personal best over 100m Freestyle.

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