Faulkner honoured to give it her all

Eleanor Faulkner has vowed she will be giving it her all when she jets out to Australia’s Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games.

And as one of the oldest members of the Team England squad, she is hoping her experience of major international competitions will be a help to the rookies appearing at their first multi-sport event.

Faulkner won a bronze medal on her Commonwealth Games debut at Glasgow four years ago as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team.

Ellie Faulkner
  • DOB: 05/01/1993
  • Club: City of Sheffield
  • Coach: Russ Barber
  • CWG: Won 4x200m Free Relay bronze on debut at Glasgow 2014

And she admits she can’t wait to take on some of the world’s top competitors again on the Gold Coast.

The 26-year-old said: “It is an honour to be selected to compete for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to racing against some of the world’s best and giving it my all.

“I will be one of the oldest athletes on the team, and I am hoping my experience will help me to guide some of the younger swimmers who have never been to a Games before.”

“The relay medal in Glasgow was obviously good fun and hopefully we can do better this time if we do it again.

“I missed out on performing in my main events last time so it’ll be really exciting to get in and race them.”

Faulkner in the form of her life

Faulkner has taken her form to a new level in the last 12 months.

She also took nearly a second off her personal best as she clinched 200m Freestyle gold on the opening day of the British Summer Championships last year.

She then lowered her PBs for 100m, 200m and 400m Free at the National Winter Championships in December 2017, securing her Commonwealth selection in the process.