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Georgia DAVIES
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Born11 Oct 1990 in London, ENG
Height1.75 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Welsh
Higher education
Law - Nottingham Trent University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
"I went with my best friend to our local club. I never really looked back. Being in the water feels completely natural to me, I can't imagine life without swimming."
Name of coach
James Gibson, GBR
Training Regime
"Most weeks I swim 10 times completing roughly 40 kilometres each week. I also do two or three weights sessions to improve my strength, a core session and a pilates session."
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Debrecen, HUN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (sundried.com, 22 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (digitaljournal.com, 26 Jul 2020)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before she gets into the water, she jumps into the pool from the left hand side of the starting block. (theperformancekitchen.co.uk, 14 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try to believe that you are just as good as anyone else. It doesn't matter if you are from a small club or country, you can still be the best so be confident." (amanziswimwear.com, 15 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2006 Welsh Junior Swimmer of the Year. (coachingwales.com, 25 Jan 2008)
Other sports
She has competed in gymnastics and was a Welsh national novice bars champion. (welshasa.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
Other information
KEEPING ON AFTER RIO
She was unsure of her career plans after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but decided to continue competing. "It wasn't always the intention to carry on but I didn't want to go into the [2016] Olympic Games thinking this would be my last ever swim. That would have added extra pressure. When I went to Rio and swam a personal best time, I couldn't leave the sport when I love what I do and am still improving." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Apr 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied law at Swansea University in Wales, and has completed a bachelor's degree in business and sport management at the University of Hertfordshire in England. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2020; swansea.ac.uk, 15 Apr 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 59.85
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
15 2012 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 1:00.56
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 27.65
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 59.90
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:59.38
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.68
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 59.94
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.61
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.56
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 1:01.61
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 27.96
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Backstroke 28.26
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.09
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.31
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 56.74
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 26.52
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 56.45
7 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 26.38
8 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 57.77
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 57.32
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 26.56
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:51.85
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 27.23
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 59.36
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.18
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.91
5 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 59.99
3 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 27.87
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 59.74
2 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 27.82
1 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.97
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 26.71
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 56.73
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
16 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke 2:09.89
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Backstroke 26.93
5 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 57.80
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.74
9 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:40.14
  2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke  DNS
12 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 27.42
30 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 1:00.40
9 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Backstroke 58.38
33 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Individual Medley 1:05.34
6 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Backstroke 2:06.00
18 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:15.01
15 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.25
21 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 29.02
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
43 2018   Overall Ranking  
2 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.13
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 56.75
25 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 26.57
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 57.15
4 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 26.77
2 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 57.06
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 27.18
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 58.38