After winning 400m Freestyle bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010, Ellie Faulkner quickly blossomed into one of Great Britain’s top senior swimmers, winning her first British medal with 1500m Freestyle silver in 2011.
Ellie Faulkner Profile
|Date of Birth||5th January 1993|
|Team/Club||City of Sheffield|
Faulkner sealed her first British title the following season, landing 200m Freestyle gold as well as a pair of silvers over 400m and 800m Free to qualify for her first World Championships in Barcelona where her best finish was 17th in the 400m Free.
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:58.39||2012|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||4:07.25||2012|
|Long Course 800m Freestyle||8:25.36||2013|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:58.69||2012|
|Short Course 400m Freestyle||4:04.13||2011|
|Short Course 800m Freestyle||8:20.91||2011|
|Olympic Games||800m Freestyle||2012||8:38.00||22nd|
|World Championships||200m Freestyle||2013||2:00.56||25th|
|World Short Course Championships||200m Freestyle||2012||1:58.69||22nd|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:38.23||8th|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Freestyle||2011||55.74||36th|
|European Junior Championships||200m Freestyle||2009||2:01.56||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||8:08.31||GOLD|
|Youth Olympic Games||100m Freestyle||2010||58.71||20th|
|British Championships||200m Freestyle||2013||1:58.42||GOLD|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 200/400/800 freestyle
Finest ever performance: My 800m Freestyle at the British Olympic Trials, March 2012
Role models: Becky Adlington
My aspirations are: To make the team for Rio 2016 and give my best performance
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Lost, I wouldn't know what I would be doing, I've only ever been a swimmer. I would like to think I would have a job closer to finishing my university degree.
Tip for the top: Winning isn't everything, but striving to win is.
Life after swimming: I would really like to work with young children and the sporting side probably helping them to swim.
Would most like to meet: I really want to meet the Script. I love them!
Most prized possession: My most prized possession would be the mulberry handbag my mum promised she would buy me when I made the London 2012 Olympic Games
Biggest influence on career: The people that make the biggest influence are my family, friends, coaches and staff at training and of course the rest of the squad #TeamSteel
Sports: I'm not really any good at any other sport other than swimming........
Band/music: The Script, Taylor Swift and anything which I like that comes out into the charts
Food: A good steak and chips
Hobbies: Swimming, reading, shopping and Watching TV.