Welcome to Kristopher Gilchrist’s profile page.
Date of Birth: 3rd December 1983
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:00.57||2009|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:09.01||2009||BR|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||57.97||2009|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:04.16||2009||BR|
|Olympic Games||100m Breaststroke||2008||1:01.34||27th|
|World Championships||100m Breaststroke||2011||1:01.46||26th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Breaststroke||2010||1:01.43||7th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3.39.75||BRONZE|
|European Championships||100m Breaststroke||2010||1:01.51||12th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:35.74||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2008||3:38.40||7th|
|World Short Course Championships||200m Breaststroke||2008||2:06.18||GOLD|
|European Short Course Championships||200m Breaststroke||2011||2:09.68||15th|
|100m Individual Medley||54.99||16th|
|British Championships||100m Breaststroke||2012||1:01.50||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2.05.69||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2002||2:11.22||15th|
|ASA Championships||100m Breaststroke||2011||1:00.99||GOLD|
In the Pool
Greatest Achievement to date: 200m Breaststroke at the Japan International meet, China in August 2007.
It was a huge pb and huge relief. I got my taper slightly wrong the previous summer but it was perfect for Japan. It was a perfect situation racing Kitajima in his own country.
My plan was to stick as close to him as possible, and to actually be closing on him in the final length, was very exciting.
Aspiration: World record and Olympic Gold.
Who has been greatest influence on you: All coaches. They’ve all had faith in me. All saw the potential in me, and their belief gave me the confidence to perform.
Out of the Pool
One thing you can’t live without: A watch my girlfriend gave to me.
Tip for the top: Goal setting is the most important thing. Rarely do you achieve more than your ultimate goal.
Life after swimming: Do not know yet. I have a degree in Sports Science, so may go back to education.
Band/Music: I have an open music taste. I quite like the Fratellis at the moment.