Liam Tancock is Great Britain’s most succesful male swimmer of the past decade, having won medals at four consecutive FINA World Championships.
Liam Tancock Profile
|Date of Birth||7th May 1985|
|Team/Club||British Gas GBR National Sprint Squad, Loughborough|
While he won 100m Backstroke gold at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, Tancock's greatest achievements have come in 50m.
He won the World Championship titles for the first time at the Rome World Champs in 2009, setting a world record in the process, then defended his crown in Shanghai two years later.
He is also a double Olympian, making the finals in both the 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley at Beijing 2008, then finishing fifth in the 100m Back and fourth with the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet at London 2012.
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||48.76||2009|
|Long Course 50m Backstroke||24.04||2009||WR|
|Long Course 100m Backstroke||52.73||2009||BR|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||1:57.79||2008|
|Short Course 50m Backstroke||23.10||2009||BR|
|Short Course 100m Backstroke||50.14||2008||BR|
|Olympic Games||100m Backstroke||2012||53.35||5th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:32.32||4th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:00.76||8th|
|World Championships||50m Backstroke||2011||24.50||GOLD|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:15.03||8th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:12.09||7th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:36.18||5th|
|Commonwealth Games||50m Backstroke||2010||24.62||GOLD|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:36.31||BRONZE|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:36.40||SILVER|
|European Championships||50m Backstroke||2010||24.70||SILVER|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:18.31||8th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:35.74||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:36.61||BRONZE|
|World Short Course Championships||50m Backstroke||2008||23.53||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||1:53.10||SILVER|
|European Short Course Championships||50m Backstroke||2005||24.06||BRONZE|
|4x50m Freestyle Relay||1:25.85||BRONZE|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:35.22||BRONZE|
|British Championships||100m Freestyle||2014||51.20||25th|
|200m Individual Medley||2008||1:57.96||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2.10.40||11th|
|ASA Championships||50m Backstroke||2011||25.05||GOLD|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Becoming the World Champion and breaking the world record.
Aspiration: To be the best I can.
Training: I do ten sessions in six days. Each pool session is two and a half hours long and I do three one hour and fifteen minutes weight sessions a week. There's a lot of action and a lot of physical exercise going on throughout!
Who has been greatest influence on you: Family, friends and coach
When did you begin swimming: I started at a 'learn to swim' scheme when I was about five-years-old. I did it to learn water safety, but it was fun and I loved the water. I went to a club, moved up through the ranks and got better and better before taking part in my first national championships
Out Of The Pool
Other sports: I don’t play any others because I don’t have time but love watching all types of sports
One thing you can’t live without: Family and friends
Tip for the top: Work Hard and have fun
Life after swimming: Not 100% sure as yet but want to make sure enjoy whatever I do
Sports Team Exeter City
Band/Music I love listening to music doesn’t really matter what
Food Spaghetti Bolognese
Hobbies Watching sport