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Meet The Team - Joe Roebuck

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Get to know Joe Roebuck. 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.

Seven-time British Championships gold medallist Joe Roebuck

D.O.B.

05.06.1985

Born

Rotherham

Height

6ft 2in

Training base

Loughborough University

Coach

Ian Armiger

Olympic History

Debut

In Action

400m Individual Medley on 28 July
200m Butterfly on 30 & 31 July
200m Individual Medley on 1 & 2 August

Did you know?

  • Joe is a self-confessed fan of UFC and counts Randy Couture as one of his sporting heroes.
  • He's known as the movie-buff of his training group at Loughborough.
  • He admits missing out on the Beijing Games team by such a small margin has been the driving force behind his improvement over the last four years.

Joe's Career

Joe has been one of the most consistent performers at the British Champs, amassing an impressive 20 medals - including seven gold - since 2005. He made his senior debut at the 2006 European Championships but had to wait until 2009 for his next major long course championships after narrowly missing out on making the 2008 Olympic team. The 2010 was a fruitful one for Joe as he won 200m Individual Medley bronze at the European Champs before scooping two silvers (200m and 400m Individual Medley) for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. After gaining more experience at the 2011 World Championships and picking up his first European Short Course medal with 200m Butterfly bronze, he made no mistake qualifying for London 2012, winning the 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley as well as taking silver in the 400m IM.

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