Ulyett realises Commonwealth dreamMarch 29, 2018
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.
- DOB: 17/09/1995
- Club: Loughborough University
- Coaches: Ian Hulme
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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.
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.
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“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.”