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Molly RENSHAW
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Born06 May 1996 in Mansfield, ENG
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began taking swimming lessons at age five. Soon after she joined the RASCALS swimming club in Ripley, England.
Why this sport?
"I enjoy swimming and competing because it keeps me fit and I have made lots of good friends."
Club / Team
National Centre Loughborough: England
Name of coach
Dave Hemmings [club], GBR
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Mol (Twitter profile, 12 Sep 2018)
Hobbies
Horse riding. (Facebook profile, 23 Sep 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I was younger I used to get really upset over racing. Now I know swimming is not the end of the world. There is a lot more to life and I do it because I love it." (bbc.co.uk, 28 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named Derby City Council Junior Sportswoman of the Year in 2011 and 2012. (ripleyandheanornews.co.uk, 24 Nov 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:22.65
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:07.92
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:22.72
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:23.92
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.60
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:23.78
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:06.96
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:59.38
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:22.96
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:26.32
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:28.35
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:17.96
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:04.37
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 1:00.67
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.45
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:18.51 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 1:05.35
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:21.34
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.35
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.01
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:23.43
4 2016 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:23.18
7 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:07.93
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 32.91
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:23.82
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:09.30
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 31.02
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:19.66
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:05.39
32 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 1:09.97
  2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Individual Medley  DNS
38 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Individual Medley 2:16.86
5 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Breaststroke 2:22.68