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Meet The Team - Ross Davenport

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Get to know Ross Davenport. View images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare with him and much more.

Ross Davenport

D.O.B.

23.05.1984

Born

Derby

Height

6ft 2in

Training base

British Gas ITC
Loughborough

Coach

Ben Titley

Olympic History

2008: 10th in 200m Free, sixth in 4x200m Free, eighth in 4x100m Free
2004: Fourth in 4x200m Free

In Action

4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on 31 July

Did you know?

  • Ross is getting married to fiancé Claire (who is the Events Manager at the ASA) in December 2012 after meeting back in 2008 at the World Short Course Championships in Manchester. 
  • He has two golden retrievers, Poppy and Alf. Poppy came as a surprise Christmas present to Claire who knew nothing about it until she pulled a piece of string only to find a puppy on the end of it!
  • Ross has green fingers as he is a keen gardener and this is where he likes to spend his spare time.

Ross's Career

Ross is one of four men on the British team heading to his third Olympic Games. He broke through into the senior squad in 2003, winning 200m Freestyle silver at the British Champs before making his World Championship debut with the 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartets in Barcelona. The following season, Ross made his Olympic debut and came agonisingly close to a medal, finishing fourth in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay. He won double gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games (200m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle) before heading to Beijing for his second Olympics in 2008 where he finished 10th in the individual 200m Freestyle and took the 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle Relay teams to finals. After his best individual World Championship result of 10th in the 200m Freestyle in Shanghai last season, Ross qualified for London 2012 by finishing fourth in the 200m Freestyle at the British Champs.

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