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Ross Davenport

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 23rd May 1984

Born: Derby

Former Team/Club: Loughborough University/Loughborough ITC

Achievements: Triple Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012), 4 x Commonwealth medals, 1 x European medal, 1 x World Short Course medal, 1 x European Short Course medal

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Freestyle  22.64 2008  
Long Course 100m Freestyle  49.12 2008  
Long Course 200m Freestyle  1:46.46 2009 NR
Short Course 50m Freestyle  22.08 2009  
Short Course 100m Freestyle  47.50 2009  
Short Course 200m Freestyle  1:42.95 2009 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2012 7:09.33 6th
  200m Freestyle  2008  1:47.35 10th 
  4x100m Freestyle Relay    3:12.87 8th 
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:05.92 6th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay 2004  7.12.60 4th
World Championships 200m Freestyle 2011 1:47.46 10th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:10.84 6th
  200m Freestyle 2009 1:46.46 11th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay    3:12.09 7th 
  100m Freestyle 2007 49.69 18th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.11.28 4th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay 2003 3.20.46 11th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.18.99 6th
Commonwealth Games 200m Freestyle 2010 1:48.60 5th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:15.05 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:16.57 5th
  200m Freestyle 2006 1:47.29 GOLD
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3.19.56 4th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.14.14 GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:36.40 SILVER
European Championships 200m Freestyle 2010 1:49.04 10th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:18.31 8th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:11.00 4th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay 2008 7:14.95 4th
  200m Freestyle 2006 1.48.72 7th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay    7.11.63 SILVER
World Short Course Championships 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2008 6:56.52 SILVER
European Short Course Championships 100m Freestyle 2008 48.25 16th
  200m Freestyle   1:44.93 14th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:27.80 9th
  100m Freestyle 2006 48.94 21st
  200m Freestyle   1:46.60 10th
  100m Freestyle 2005 48.26 12th
  200m Freestyle   1.43.93 BRONZE
European Junior Championships 4x200m Freestyle 2002 7:32.69 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Freestyle 2012 49.62 5th
  200m Freestyle   1:48.04 4th
  50m Freestyle 2011 23.22 6th
  100m Freestyle   50.07 5th
  200m Freestyle   1:48.34 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2010 49.81 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:48.06 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle 2009 49.17 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:46.50 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2008 1:47.66 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2006 50.42 GOLD
  200m Freestyle   1.49.39 SILVER
  400m Freestyle   3.53.69 4th
  100m Freestyle 2004 50.41 6th
  200m Freestyle   1.49.33 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2003 24.09 7th
  100m Freestyle   51.46 5th
  200m Freestyle   1.51.33 SILVER
  100m Freestyle 2002 52.66 21st
  200m Freestyle   1.54.21 19th
  100m Freestyle 2001 53.69 23rd
  200m Freestyle   1.56.34 17th
ASA Championships 400m Freestyle 2011 3:54.76 6th
  50m Freestyle 2008 23.43 13th
  100m Freestyle   50.05 4th
  200m Freestyle   1.49.57 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2007 50.07 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle   1:50.73 5th
  50m Freestyle 2001 28.18 44th
  100m Freestyle   53.73 19th
  200m Freestyle   1.58.09 19th

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Commonwealth Games 2006. I swam the anchor leg in the 4x200m Freestyle relay for England. It was a great feeling overtaking both the Aussies and the Scots to win the gold for England

Aspiration: I want to win a medal at every major meet. I have World (SC) European and Commonwealth so far.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents. Without them I wouldn’t be swimming. They have given me such great support.

Out of the Pool

Tip for the top: Believe in yourself and your training. Also have fun

Life after swimming: Want to remain involved in sport or maybe a job where I need to be active, such as the Police or Fire service.


Band/Music: I listen to the radio in my car a lot. Nothing really specific, whatever is on really. I don’t listen to music just before I compete, like some swimmers do.


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