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Anna HOPKIN
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Born24 Apr 1996 in Chorley, ENG
Height1.65 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science, Sports Science - University of Bath: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight with the Chorley Marlins club in England.
Club / Team
Ealing SC [ENG] / National Centre Loughborough [ENG]:
Name of coach
Mel Marshall [Loughborough], GBR
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Sportswoman of the Year at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Awards in Bristol, England. (teambath.com, 13 Jul 2018)

In 2018 she was named Sports Personality of the Year at the University of Bath Blues Awards. (thesubath.com, 26 Apr 2018)
Other information
FROM ARKANSAS TO LOUGHBOROUGH
In March 2020 she moved from the University of Arkansas in the United States of America to train at British Swimming's National Centre in Loughborough, England. She was unable to finish her final season at the US university due to the COVID-19 pandemic but had planned to move back to England in the summer regardless. "Once I graduated, if things had gone well and I had made the Olympic [2020 Games in Tokyo] team, the plan after that was to train at Loughborough at the National Centre. That was always the plan after Arkansas. Now my permanent base will be in Loughborough." (swimswam.com, 17 Apr 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
Between 2018 and 2020 she studied for a master's degree in kinesiology with a swimming scholarship at the University of Arkansas in the United States of America. (swimswam.com, 17 Apr 2020, 29 Nov 2018; arkansasrazorbacks.com, 01 Jan 2019; thesubath.com, 26 Apr 2018)

SWIMMING BREAK
She quit swimming at age 13 but returned to the sport at age 18 in a bid to compete at the World University Games. (bbc.co.uk, 22 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle DNS
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 52.83
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.58
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.96
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 53.92
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.71
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.43
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.44
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 53.65
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 24.40
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:59.38
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle  
3 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.69
1 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.47
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.07
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.51
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 53.43
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:34.17
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.01
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.82
15 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 55.15
19 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.53 
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.26
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 51.90
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 23.86
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.18
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.65
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.14
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.64