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Georgia Davies

Backstroke specialist Georgia Davies made her senior breakthrough as part of the Wales team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games where she landed 50m Backstroke bronze.

Georgia Davies Profile

Date of Birth 11th October 1990
Born London
Team/Club British Gas GBR National Sprint Squad, Loughborough
Coach James Gibson
A Welsh record 59.60 split in the opening 100m of the 200m Backstroke at the 2011 ASA Nationals convinced selectors to take her to her first World Championships in Shanghai the following year where she finished 10th in the 50m Backstroke and sixth in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

Georgia has been a senior Championship regular ever since, landing 50m Backstroke silver at the 2011 European Short Course Championships before finishing 15th in the 100m Backstroke on her Olympic debut at London 2012.

She finished her 2012 season with a fourth (50m Backstroke) and fifth (100m Backstroke) at the World Short Course Championships in Istanbul then impressed to finish sixth in the 50m Backstroke at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

PERSONAL BESTS

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 50m Backstroke 27.80 2014 BR
Long Course 100m Backstroke 59.60 2011 NR
Long Course 200m Backstroke 2:10.96 2009 NR
Short Course 50m Backstroke 26.56 2012 NR
Short Course 100m Backstroke 57.32 2012 NR
Short Course 200m Backstroke 2:06.00 2008 NR

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 100m Backstroke 2012 1:00.56 15th
World Championships 50m Backstroke 2013 27.96 6th
  100m Backstroke   1:01.61 19th
  50m Backstroke 2011 28.26 10th
  4x100m Medley Relay   4:01.09 6th
Commonwealth Games 50m Backstroke 2010 28.33 BRONZE
  100m Backstroke   1:01.05 6th
  4x100m Medley Relay   4:05.88 4th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:08.50 6th
World Short Course Championships 50m Backstroke 2012 26.56 4th
  100m Backstroke   57.32 5th
  4x100m Medley Relay   3:51.85 4th
European Short Course Championships 50m Backstroke 2011 26.93 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   57.80 5th
  200m Backstroke   2:09.89 16th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay   1:40.14 9th
  4x50m Medley Relay   1:48.74 4th
  50m Backstroke 2009 27.42 12th
  50m Backstroke 2008 27.57 12th
  100m Backstroke   58.38 9th
  200m Backstroke   2:06.00 6th
  50m Backstroke 2007 29:02 21st
  100m Backstroke   1:01.25 15th
  200m Backstroke   2:15.01 18th
European Junior Championships 100m Backstroke 2006 1:03.87 BRONZE
Commonwealth Youth Games 50m Backstroke 2008 29.42 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   1:03.80 SILVER

DOMESTIC EVENTS

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Backstroke 2014 27.99 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   59.78 GOLD
  50m Backstroke 2013 27.97 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:00.13 SILVER
  100m Backstroke 2012 1:00.21 SILVER
  50m Backstroke 2011 28.67 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:02.08 4th
  50m Backstroke 2010 28.54 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:01.43 4th
  100m Backstroke 2009 1:01.25 SILVER
  200m Backstroke   2:10.96 SILVER
  200m Freestyle 2008 2:04.08 24th
  100m Backstroke   1:01.92 5th
  50m Backstroke 2007 29.81 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   1:03.85 SILVER
  200m Backstroke   2:18.77 6th
  50m Backstroke 2006 30.36 4th
  100m Backstroke   1:04.21 4th
  200m Backstroke   2:19.75 7th
  100m Backstroke 2005 1:06.63 18th
  200m Backstroke   2:24.45 15th
  50m Freestyle 2004 29.04 38th
  100m Freestyle   1:01.43 46th
  100m Backstroke   1:08.10 29th
  200m Backstroke   2:25.37 25th
ASA Championships 50m Backstroke 2012 28.40 SILVER
  100m Backstroke   1:00.60 SILVER
  50m Backstroke 2011 27.96 GOLD
  200m Backstroke   2:32.64 8th
  200m Freestyle 2010 2:02.07 8th
  50m Backstroke   28.40 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:01.14 GOLD
  200m Backstroke   2:12.56 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2008 2:04.86 11th
  50m Backstroke   28.82 GOLD
  100m Backstroke   1:02.26 GOLD
  200m Backstroke   2:14.95 SILVER

IN THE POOL

Greatest achievement to date: Winning my bronze Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games 50m Backstroke and also finishing fourth in the medley relay with a pb/welsh record split of 60.9 for my backstroke leg. Before this my best achievement was bronze in the 100m back at European Juniors 2006 I think.

Who has been greatest influence on you: I have been very lucky to have some great coaches who have inspired me and made sure I achieved my best possible performances - Mike Roberts, Kevin Clark and now Bud McAllister.

OUT OF THE POOL

One thing you can’t live without: My mobile phone (sad I know!).

Tip for the top: Always try to believe that you are just as good as anyone else. It doesn't matter if you are from a small club or country, you can still be the best so be confident!

Life after swimming: I'm studying Law at Swansea University and although it's really interesting, I'm not sure if i want to be a lawyer or not.

FAVOURITES

Band/Music: I like all kinds of music, it depends on what kind of mood I'm in. When I have a favourite song I tend to over play it until I get bored grin

 

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