After medals at the 2008 European Junior Championships and 2009 British Gas Swimming Championships, Sophie Allen’s progress was curtailed by a hip injury in 2010.
Sophie Allen Profile
|Date of Birth||21st March 1992|
|Team/Club||British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Bath|
|Coach||Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle|
Another 200m IM silver at the 2012 British Champs saw Sophie qualify for her first major teams in 2012, where she won 200m IM silver at the European Championships in Debrecen then finished 21st in the same event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
She continued her progression in 2013, landing her first British titles over 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley then competing at her debut World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the 200m IM final where she finished seventh.
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||1:07.70||2013|
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||59.80||2012|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||2:09.57||2013|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||2:10.23||2013|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||1:05.39||2013||BR|
|Short Course 100m Butterfly||58.24||2012|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||2:07.20||2013|
|Short Course 200m Individual Medley||2:05.90||2013||BR|
|Olympic Games||200m Individual Medley||2012||2:14.72||21st|
|World Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||1:08.62||22nd|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.32||7th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:58.67||6th|
|European Championships||200m Individual Medley||2012||2:11.49||SILVER|
|World Short Course Championships||100m Breaststroke||2012||1:06.42||10th|
|100m Individual Medley||59.03||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:09.16||7th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:51.85||4th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:45.85||5th|
|European Short Course Championships||100m Breaststroke||2013||1:05.65||7th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:06.86||BRONZE|
|4x50m Medley Relay||1:46.56||4th|
|European Junior Championships||100m Breaststroke||2008||1:12.72||10th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:16.40||SILVER|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:52.33||7th|
|200m Individual Medley||2007||2:22.16||11th|
|400m Individual Medley||5:00.26||15th|
|British Championships||100m Breaststroke||2014||1:11.32||10th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.54||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.34||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.71||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2:14.15||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:54.20||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:14.05||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:48.75||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:18.49||9th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:18.31||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:55.88||8th|
|200m Individual Medley||2.26.28||18th|
|400m Individual Medley||5.01.04||12th|
|400m Individual Medley||5.06.88||13th|
In the Pool
Favourite event: 200 Individual Medley
Finest ever performance: The 200m Medley final at the Olympic Trials where I qualified for London 2012!
My aspirations are: To be the best I can be.
Out of the Pool
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: A Beauty Therapist / Baker
Tip for the top: Enjoy it!
Life after swimming: Hopefully have my own Beauty Therapy company.
Would most like to meet: Robert Pattinson
Biggest influence on career: My parents
Band/music: Kings of Leon