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Craig Gibbons

After reaching the 100m Freestyle final at the 2003 European Junior Championships in Glasgow, Craig Gibbons won his first British Champs medal with 100m Freestyle bronze in 2004.

Craig Gibbons Profile

Date of Birth 29th November 1985
Born High Wycombe
Team/Club Hamilton Aquatics (UAE)
Coach Kevin Brooks
He competed at the 2008 and 2009 European Short Course Championships in Rijeka and Istanbul respectively, finishing sixth in the 100m Freestyle at the latter

Gibbons won 100m Freestyle bronze at both the 2011 and 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships, his performance in 2012 earning him a spot on the British team for the London 2012 Olympic Games

He made his senior long course European debut later in 2012 before his Olympic bow in London, swimming the anchor leg for the 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Freestyle 22.41 2012  
Long Course 100m Freestyle 49.49 2012  
Long Course 50m Backstroke 26.10 2009  
Short Course 50m Freestyle 21.49 2009  
Short Course 100m Freestyle 46.90 2009  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2012 3:17.08 12th
European Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 50.49 30th
World Short Course Championships 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2008 3:12.02 6th (heats only)
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:29.40 5th (heats only)
European Short Course Championships 50m Freestyle 2009 22.03 25th
  100m Freestyle   46.90 6th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:25.41 6th
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:34.20 8th
  50m Freestyle 2008 22.27 33rd
  100m Freestyle   48.12 21st
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:27.80 9th
European Junior Championships 100m Freestyle 2003 51.36 7th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:24.83 BRONZE
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:45.63 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2014 23.25 12th
  100m Freestyle   50.36 6th
  50m Freestyle 2013 23.57 17th
  100m Freestyle   51.30 16th
  50m Backstroke   26.78 11th
  50m Freestyle 2012 22.56 SILVER
  100m Freestyle   49.49 BRONZE
  100m Backstroke   58.56 48th
  50m Freestyle 2011 22.91 4th
  100m Freestyle   49.85 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle 2010 50.20 5th
  100m Freestyle   23.18 4th
  50m Freestyle 2008 23.24 8th
  100m Freestyle   50.34 8th
  100m Backstroke   59.44 24th
  50m Freestyle 2006 23.86 11th
  100m Freestyle   51.03 4th
  200m Freestyle   1:57.33 33rd
  50m Freestyle 2005 23.31 4th
  100m Freestyle   50.84 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:54.73 19th
  50m Freestyle 2004 23.44 9th
  100m Freestyle   50.29 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:54.24 21st
  50m Freestyle 2003 24.06 10th
  100m Freestyle   52.21 14th
  200m Freestyle   1:54.97 20th
  50m Butterfly   26.25 19th
  50m Freestyle 2002 24.54 20th
  50m Butterfly   26.44 20th
  100m Backstroke 2001 1:02.68 20th

In the Pool

Who has been greatest influence on you: My Mother

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: My SVA drag pants – I always wear them!

Tip for the top: I’ll tell you when I get there!


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