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Andrew Willis

After reaching the European Junior Championship 200m Breaststroke final in 2008, Andrew Willis broke through into the senior ranks in 2010 to finish fourth in the same event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Andrew Willis Profile

Date of Birth 3rd December 1990
Born Frimley
Team/Club British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Bath
Coach Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle
He made rapid progress on his return from Delhi, lowering his personal best en route to a final appearance in the 200m Breaststroke on his World Championship debut in Shanghai in 2011.

He lifted his first British Champs title in 2012, winning the 200m Breaststroke title ahead of teammate and training partner Michael Jamieson to book his spot at his first Olympic Games, then qualified for the Olympic final before ultimately finishing eighth.

After a fifth place at the 2012 World Short Course Championships, Willis came the closest he's been to a major medal at the 2013 World Championships, finishing fourth and just 0.18 seconds off bronze in the 200m Breast final.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 100m Breaststroke 1:00.79 2012  
Long Course 200m Breaststroke 2:08.47 2012 NR
Short Course 100m Breaststroke 58.38 2013  
Short Course 200m Breaststroke 2:02.99 2013 NR

International Results

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 200m Breaststroke 2012 2:09.44 8th
World Championships 200m Breaststroke 2013 2:09.13 4th
  200m Breaststroke 2011 2:11.29 8th
Commonwealth Games 100m Breaststroke 2010 1:01.84 10th
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.49 4th
World Short Course Championships 200m Breaststroke 2012 2:03.29 5th
European Short Course Championships 100m Breaststroke 2013 58.52 12th
  200m Breaststroke   2:02.99 4th
  50m Breaststroke 2011 27.97 29th
  100m Breaststroke   59.50 15th
  200m Breaststroke   2:06.32 7th
European Junior Championships 200m Breaststroke 2008 2:16.94 6th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Breaststroke 2014 1:02.13 11th
  200m Breaststroke   2:09.85 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2013 1:01.10 6th
  200m Breaststroke   2:08.59 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke 2012 1:01.34 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:09.33 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2011 1:01.79 4th
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.13 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke 2010 1:03.57 7th
  200m Breaststroke   2:13.08 4th
  200m Breaststroke 2009 2:12.69 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:06.35 30th
  200m Breaststroke   2:19.21 12th
  100m Breaststroke 2007 1:08.87 46th
  200m Breaststroke   2:25.11 24th
  200m Breaststroke 2006 2:32.08 29th
ASA Championships 100m Breaststroke 2012 1:02.40 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:11.91 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2010 1:02.22 SILVER
  200m Breaststroke   2:13.38 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:06.95 18th
  200m Breaststroke   2:20.24 6th
  200m Individual Medley   2:10.49 16th
  400m Individual Medley   4:37.11 8th

In The Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Finishing fourth in the 200m Breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games 2010.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Family.

Out Of The Pool

One thing you can’t live without: Friends.

Tip for the top: Enjoy what you do.

Life after swimming: Chemical Engineering.

Favourites

Band/Music: Muse

 

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