Welcome to Chris Walker-Hebborn’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 1st July 1990
Born: Bury St Edmunds
Team/Club: Ipswich/Bath British Gas ITC
Coach: Dave McNulty
Backstroker Chris Walker-Hebborn was the star of the 2008 European Junior Championships in Belgrade, clinching four golds including the individual 100m and 200m Backstroke double.
A year later, he won the British 200m Backstroke title in Sheffield before breaking the British record on his World Championship debut in Rome.
The Team Ipswich swimmer, who trains at the British Gas ITC in Bath, continued his progression in 2010, reaching three finals at his debut Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
|Long Course 50m Backstroke||26.55||2010|
|Long Course 100m Backstroke||54.26||2012|
|Long Course 200m Backstroke||1:56.05||2009|
|Short Course 50m Backstroke||25.09||2011|
|Short Course 100m Backstroke||51.61||2009|
|Short Course 200m Backstroke||1:50.73||2009||BR|
|Olympic Games||100m Backstroke||2012||54.78||20th|
|World Championships||200m Backstroke||2011||1:58.59||17th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Backstroke||2010||55.04||6th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:16.57||5th|
|World Short Course Championships||100m Backstroke||2012||52.11||21st|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:16.77||10th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:05.73||7th|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Backstroke||2011||25.09||30th|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:28.28||7th|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:35.07||5th|
|World Youth Championships||100m Backstroke||2008||56.04||BRONZE|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:20.18||GOLD|
||4x100m Medley Relay||3:14.69||GOLD|
|European Junior Championships||100m Backstroke||2008||55.44||GOLD|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:21.11||4th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:19.98||GOLD|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:39.75||GOLD|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:26.45||4th|
|British Championships||100m Backstroke||2012||54.46||SILVER|
|ASA Championships||100m Backstroke||2012||54.26||GOLD|
IN THE POOL
Greatest achievement to date: 9th in the World Chamionships
Aspiration: To get to the Olympics in 2012. Possibly win a medal. That's the dream
Training Regime: Get up at 6am get to the pool at 6.30am - train for 2 1/2 hours. Back in the pool at 3.30 for 2 and half hours Train 10 times a week - Sunday is only day off. Go to gym 4 times a week
Who has been greatest influence on you: My mum and Dad
When did you begin swimming: When I was about three on holiday - according to my dad I couldn't wait to get my armbands off in the pool and it went from there really.
OUT OF THE POOL
Tip for the top: Winners never quit - quitters never win
How would you like to be remembered: As a great Olympic Swimmer
Sports: Love Superbowl - am a Giants fan
Films: Rocky Films
Bands/Music: Angels and Airwaves
Hobbies: Don’t have time for any - just swimming and sleep!
Sportsperson: Muhammad Ali