Ulyett realises Commonwealth dream

Jocelyn Ulyett will realise a two-year dream when she competes for Team England for the first time at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 22-year-old surprised many last year when she won the 200m breaststroke at the British Championships.

Jocelyn Ulyett
  • DOB: 17/09/1995
  • Club: Loughborough University
  • Coaches: Ian Hulme
  • CWG: Making debut at Gold Coast 2018

She defeated Rio Olympic finalists Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton to take gold in a British record time of 2.22.08 – five seconds quicker than her previous best.

She continued that form into her World Championship debut in Budapest, missing out on a place in the 200m breaststroke final by just 0.01 seconds.

Ulyett received her Commonwealth Games call-up later in the year, and insists she can’t wait to take another next step forward in her senior international career.

Great relief

Ulyett said: “It feels incredible – I’m really excited.

“Last season was a massive step up from previous years. It did not go too smoothly as I had a few knee injuries but I had the best support and I raced well – overall I was really pleased.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to represent Team England. I have been working to get on the team for two years and to be selected was a great relief.

“I did not know whether I was going to make the team so it is a relief knowing you’ve got your place. I’ve been working on those little bits and bobs to race well at the Commonwealth Games.”